Norfolk Community College

About Norfolk Community College

We aim to provide support to people aged 25 and above who have been out of work for a long period of time, and who need extra support to find employment. This might include support to learn new skills, to retrain for a new job, or to become self-employed.

The College can also provide you with access to specialist support to help overcome barriers to employment – covering areas such as housing problems, debt and mental health.

Whatever your situation, the Community College will do all that it can to help you achieve your goals at a pace that is right for you, and near to where you live.

What we offer

Every person who accesses the Community College is offered one-to-one advice and support from a Skills Connector. They are there to help you identify your strengths and interests, and to consider the steps you can take to improve your job prospects.

For people who need more guided and longer-term support, our Employment Development Workers are on hand to offer mentoring and assistance to overcome barriers.

It is difficult to stay focused on training and job searching when urgent and crisis situations arise. That is why the Community College provides quick access to multi-disciplinary workers who are specialists in housing, debt and benefits. Our workers also have good links to other services, saving you the time and worry of seeking out the right service.

Whatever your training needs, our Training Coordinator will do all they can to put on the right course for you. And if they can’t, they will find someone who can. As you re-train and gain new skills, our Employer Broker will be building relationships with employers to offer you a volunteer or work placement opportunity. They will also help to match you to a business mentor if you want to find out more about starting up and running your own business social enterprise.

Where are we?

In short, we want to be wherever you are. So whether you live in a town or village, we will do our very best to offer our support at a location that is near to you.

What if I live outside of Norfolk or I am under 25 years old?

If you are younger than 25, please visit our contact page for details on other services. Here, you will also find information for employment services in Suffolk.

Find out more on the Norfolk Community College website.

Phone us: 01493 419255

Email us: info@norfolkcommunitycollege.co.uk


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About Skills Connect

The Skills Connect team are here to help to improve your skills and knowledge, boost your confidence and ultimately put you in a better position when it comes to finding work. Operating across Norfolk and Suffolk, our team specialise in helping young people access education, training and employment opportunity so they can enjoy rewarding careers and brighter futures.

The Skills Connect project is open to participants aged 16-24 who are not in education, employment or training (NEET).

What we offer

  • Tailored one-to-one support based around your individual needs
  • A dedicated Young Persons Advisor to support you every step of the way
  • Careers advice and pre-employment support – such as help with writing the perfect CV and some expert tips to impress at job interviews
  • Working closely with Norfolk County Council’s business connector’s work our team can help match you to appropriate employers and growth sectors
  • Opportunities to gain free, accredited qualifications that will help you to secure employment in your chosen industry
  • Help with job applications

Partners

Skills Connect is a partnership project which brings together the following organisations to deliver employment and training support to 16 to 24 year olds in Norfolk and Suffolk:

Access Community Trust

DIAL Great Yarmouth

The Prince’s Trust

Voluntary Norfolk

Contact

For more information, please contact us.

Email: jobsupport@eastcoast.ac.uk

Phone: 01493 419255

The Skills Connect project is funded by the European Social Fund.

The Skills Connect project is a partnership led by East Coast College with Access Community Trust, DIAL, The Prince’s Trust and Voluntary Norfolk.


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About Routes to Work

The Routes to Work team are available to support unemployed people aged 19+ to move into employment, education or training. Our employment advisors are on hand to assist with reviewing and updating CV’s, completing application forms, prepare you for interviews and find the best options for you to upskill or retrain.

Depending on the level of employability support you require we are able to direct you to the most suitable service within our project to ensure a successful outcome. Our coverage area consists of Great Yarmouth, Lowestoft, Norwich and Waveney. Our team specialise in helping people access opportunities they once thought were not achievable.

What we offer:

  • A dedicated Employment Advisor on hand to provide support and guidance through 1 to 1 appointments
  • Careers advice and pre-employment support – such as help with writing the perfect CV and some expert tips to impress at job interviews
  • Working closely with local employers that can provide a variety of services such as: work placements, volunteer opportunities, CV feedback and mock interviews
  • Opportunities to gain free, accredited qualifications that will help you to secure employment in your chosen industry
  • Motivation for our participant to show employers the best versions of themselves by boosting confidence, overcoming interview nerves and equipping them with as much industry knowledge as possible

Contact

For more information, please contact us.

Email: jobsupport@eastcoast.ac.uk

Phone: 01493 419255

The Routes to Work project is funded by the European Social Fund.

The Routes to Work project is a partnership led by East Coast College with Access Community Trust, DIAL, ACE Training and Voluntary Norfolk.


Kickstart Placements

East Coast College is a gateway provider for Kickstart, which aims to support employers to apply for Kickstart placements.

Kickstart was created to help young people to develop work opportunities and employability skills and the government scheme provides funding to create new six-month job placements for those on Universal Credit who are at risk of long term unemployment.

Kickstart funding will cover the relevant National Minimum Wage for 25 hours per week, plus associated employer National Insurance contributions and employer minimum automatic enrolment contributions. There is also funding available to support young people to develop new skills and to help them move into sustained employment after they have completed their Kickstart funded job placement.

As an employer working with East Coast College through this scheme, you will also have access to a large pool of young people ready for an opportunity at your business.

To find out more about how you can apply for the scheme or ask any questions, please email our Kickstart team at kickstart@eastcoast.ac.uk.