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The Norfolk Community College Project can help you get one step closer to work. We specialise in supporting people who feel a long way from the job market, providing a mixture of emotional and practical support. We are client-centred and will work with you to set realistic goals which you feel that you can actually achieve in the next 3-6 months.

We can offer

  • 1-2-1 mentoring to overcome barriers and improve your job prospects, confidence, and wellbeing.
  • Specialist advice around money, debt, and benefits.
  • Training in a variety of areas including ICT, Catering, Mechanics, Care, English, Maths, and more!
  • The chance to try out volunteering or work placements.
  • Funding to purchase essential equipment or ID to increase your employment prospects.

We can support anyone who is

  • Aged 25 or over.
  • Has been out of work for 12 months or more.
  • Lives in Norfolk.
  • Has the legal right to work in the UK.
  • Is open to the idea of making positive changes and motivated to move forward with their lives.

We are a local charity and all of our support is completely free and voluntary – there’s no hidden catches!

Project staff

  • Simon Abel, Skills Connector Email Simon or call him on 07976 415 416
  • Stuart Paterson, Skills Connector – East Norfolk Email Stuart or call him on 07971 380 158
  • Verena Niyadurupola, Skills Connector – Email Verena or call her on 07971 380 170

Contact us

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Norfolk Community College project is funded by the European Social Fund and the National Lottery Community Fund.