resources to help you get back into work

 
Our Job Support Programme provides useful links and guidance.
This page contains resources to help you get back into work. 

Please click here for our employment opportunities page.

Kickstart Moped Scheme

Kickstart is the moped hire charity based in Dereham, Norfolk. Whether you’re unemployed, a student, an apprentice, attending training or in employment, Kickstart could help you if transport is a problem.

www.kickstartmopeds.org.uk/

Contact: 01362 699923

Scoot’s Hire

Provides individuals with affordable scooter hire, moped hire and motorbike hire. Covers Norfolk and Suffolk

https://www.scoots-hire.com

01362 799970

[email protected]

Work Well Suffolk

Work Well Suffolk provides a dedicated Coaching Service for people with multiple and complex barriers to progressing in life and work. It also supports individuals in re-engaging with education, training, or employment.

www.suffolk.gov.uk/jobs-and-careers/work-well-suffolk

Steadfast Training Ltd

Deliver skills, employability and training solutions to create better futures for individuals, families, businesses and communities. They also deliver quality vocational training including Apprenticeships and Diplomas.

Steadfast Unemployment Training Programmes

www.steadfasttraining.co.uk/employability-training/

  • Skills Support for the Workforce

Do you run a business in or are working in Norfolk and Suffolk?  If so, can we support you through fully-funded training

www.steadfasttraining.co.uk/skills-support-for-the-workforce/skills-support-for-the-workforce/

Contact: Carl Leonard – [email protected]

  • Skills support for Redundancy

The SSR service provides information, advice and guidance to companies and individuals, based in Norfolk & Suffolk, affected by redundancy and offers the opportunity for staff – and those already made redundant – to re-skill and help them to find new employment or prepare for a new career after redundancy.

www.steadfasttraining.co.uk/skills-support-for-redundancy/

Contact: Carl Leonard – [email protected]

TCHC Group Ltd

Offer practical training and development solutions. We have helped thousands of people facing redundancy and unemployment to re-train, improve their skills and confidence, and find rewarding new work.

www.tchc.net/

TCHC Group Programmes:

  • Building Better Opportunities

This is a programme which supports local projects and organisations to tackle the root causes of poverty, promoting social inclusion and driving local jobs and growth. Through this programme, we aim to help the most disadvantaged in our community.

www.tchc.net/individual/building-better-opportunities

  • Community Connections North (Norfolk only)

Tailored for individual needs, the Community Connections North offers a wide range of support from across our network of community organisations to help people to achieve their dreams and goals by helping them move towards or into employment.

There is a wide range of support available to meet the diverse needs of the local community, whether they are disabled, homeless, a migrant, lone parent, isolated or facing other factors holding them back, Community Connections North aims to help you overcome and grasp the local opportunities available to you.

The programme runs across Kings Lynn and, West Norfolk.

www.tchc.net/individual/building-better-opportunities/community-connections

Contact: Nicola March 0785 095 1904, [email protected]

Futures for You

Offer free honest, straightforward, and practical advice and support to help you get back into employment or tart your own business.

www.futuresforyou.com/adults/

Suffolk County Council Adult Learning Service (Suffolk only)

The Adult Learning Service offers courses in employability for people in Suffolk aged 19 and over.

Find out about opportunities to improve your skills and confidence or learn something new.

www.suffolk.gov.uk/jobs-and-careers/adult-learning-and-careers-advice/

Contact: Andy Mawby, Adult Learning Service Manager, [email protected]k

On Track Norfolk
On Track provides a one to one coaching service to support young people to reach their goals and get into education training, and employment. They deliver a range of positive activities, short training courses, functional skills and employability. They arrange and support work experience and volunteering.

www.ontracknorfolk.org/young-people/

Contact: [email protected]  Tel: 01603 723845

HIT 
Independent training provider offering a variety of short courses to support return to work as well as apprenticeships.

  • Certificate in Principles for Digital Skills in Employment (RQF)
  • Level 2 Certificate in Lean Organisation Management Techniques
    • Fully funded
    • Duration 8-12 weeks
    • On-line
    • Start any time

https://hittraining.co.uk

Contact: [email protected]  Tel: 08000 935892

College of West Anglia
The college is offering free, on-line English and Maths for those who do not have a GCSE grade C or 4  above. GCSE and Functional Skills starts February 2021, duration 18 months.
Contact: Maths email: [email protected]
                English email: [email protected]
 
Eastern Region Training Group
The independent training provider based in Ipswich, is offering classroom and on-line attendance training on:
 
  • Qualsafe Level 1 Award in Health and Safety in construction + Health and Safety Touch Screen Test
    • Cost: £215 +vat
    • I day +45 minute test
    • Various start dates contact provider to confirm
  • RTITB Counterbalance Forklift Novice Course
    • £439.95+ VAT
    • 5 day course
    • Contact provider
  • Asbestos Awareness/ Manual Handling/ Abrasive Wheel Safety/ Working at Height Safety/ Harness Safety/ COSHH/ Nail Gun Safety + More
    • Cost: £24.99 +VAT
    • 2 hours on-line

Contact: [email protected] Tel: 01473 830255

WS Training
Independent training provider offering a variety of short courses to support return to work as well as apprenticeships.

  • IOSH Working Safely + other IOSH certificates
    • 1 day
    • £165+£45 registration
    • Offered every month
  • NEBOSH General Certificate in Occupational Health & Safety + other NEBOSH certificates
    • 6 days +exam day
    • £795 + £85 registration fee
    • Every month

Contact: [email protected] Tel: 01284 788005

Redundancy Support Service for Apprentices

If you have been made redundant, register on the government Redundancy Support Service for Apprentices where employers are seeking to support you.

www.apprentice-support.apprenticeships.education.gov.uk

 

ESFA Redundancy Support Service for Apprentices (ReSSA)

A designated website where employers can search for apprentices who have been made redundant and for employers to offer employment to allow the apprentice to complete their apprenticeship.

www.engage.apprenticeships.gov.uk/redundancy-employer

 

Apprenticeships New Anglia

Supports young people to secure an Apprenticeship in the local area. They have a team of apprenticeship mentors which take you through the whole process.

https://www.apprenticeshipsnewanglia.co.uk/applicants/

01603 737739

 

Apprenticeships Norfolk

Apprenticeships Norfolk Network is an initiative from Norfolk County Council to support you in finding the right apprenticeship. The network is made up of local training providers, schools and businesses and provides both local and national knowledge on apprenticeships.

www.apprenticeshipsnorfolk.org

Contact: 0344 800 8024

 

Apprenticeships Suffolk

Apprenticeships Suffolk brings together information about apprenticeships across the county. 

www.apprenticeshipssuffolk.org

Help You Choose

Help You Choose is Norfolk’s career’s information, advice and opportunities website. The website holds details of courses available at 6th Forms and Colleges, apprenticeships and traineeships vacancies and information about other learning opportunities, open days and events to help with making career choices.

www.helpyouchoose.org/content/

icanbea

icanbea is an online platform that showcases career opportunities directly to young people in Norfolk, Suffolk and beyond. It also provides employer virtual tours and free online educational resources to help you find the career that’s right for you.

www.icanbea.org.uk

Inspire Suffolk – Step Up

Inspire Suffolk’s Step Up courses aim to provide young people from the ages, 16-25, the opportunity to gain industry-related training and qualifications required as a stepping stone into employment. Step Up courses last two or three weeks and support your first steps into employment within your desired sector.

www.inspiresuffolk.org.uk/courses/step-up/

Contact: [email protected]  01473 353194

On Track Norfolk

On Track provides a one to one coaching service to support young people to reach their goals and get into education training, and employment. They deliver a range of positive activities, short training courses, functional skills and employability. They arrange and support work experience and volunteering.

www.ontracknorfolk.org/young-people/

Contact: [email protected]  Tel: 01603 723845

 

Inspire Suffolk – Engage Programme

The Engage programme has been set up to help young adults aged 19-25 who have been unemployed for at least 6 months, providing that extra boost towards securing themselves a job, volunteer work or a place in further education.

www.inspiresuffolk.org.uk/courses/engage/

Contact: [email protected] 01473 353194

National Careers Service

Provide information advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work.

www.nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk

Contact:  0800 100 900

Army Careers

Thinking about a career in the armed services? Have a look at the link below for further information on a rewarding career in the army.

www.army.mod.uk/

Royal Air Force

Thinking about a career in the armed services? Have a look at the link below for further information on a rewarding career with the Royal Air Force.

www.raf.mod.uk/

Royal Navy

Thinking about a career in the armed services? Have a look at the link below for further information on a rewarding career in the Royal Navy.

www.royalnavy.mod.uk/

Fire Service

Thinking about a career in the uniformed services? Have a look at the link below for further information on a rewarding career in the fire service.

www.fireservice.co.uk/recruitment/

Care Careers Suffolk

Care Careers Suffolk provides information on everything you need to know about a career in care. It’s a free information service for the rapidly-growing care sector and helps individuals as well as employers.

www.carecareerssuffolk.co.uk/

Contact: i[email protected]

 

East of England Ambulance Service

There are so many opportunities to join the East of England Ambulance Service team as either an employee or as volunteer. 

Every role is important, as everyone plays a part in meeting our vision – to provide an innovative, response, excellent service which is always community focused and patient driven.

www.eastamb.nhs.uk/join-the-team/

Contact: [email protected]  0345 601 3733

 

NHS Careers

For information on the 350 careers offered within the NHS.

www.healthcareers.nhs.uk/

Contact: [email protected]  0345 60 60 655

 

Norfolk Care Careers

Looking  for a change in career or to continue to work in the care sector. A rewarding job working within older persons services, mental health or learning disabilities.

www.norfolkcarecareers.co.uk/

Contact: [email protected]

 

 

City College Norwich

City College Norwich offers advice on careers, courses, apprenticeships. Full and part time.

www.ccn.ac.uk/

Contact: 01603 773311 [email protected]

 

College of West Anglia

College of West Anglia offers advice on careers, courses, apprenticeships. Full and part time.

www.cwa.ac.uk/

Contact: 01553 761144 [email protected]:

 

East Coast College 

East Coast College offers advice on careers, courses, apprenticeships. Full and part time.

www.eastcoast.ac.uk

Contact: 0800 854 695  [email protected]

Suffolk New College

Offers a variety of apprenticeship opportunities and training courses so that all students and apprentices can achieve their potential.

The offer for adults is designed to promote the skills needed to access employment, Higher Education or develop their career paths. This includes a range of English programmes for speakers of other languages.

www.suffolk.ac.uk/

Contact:  01473 382200

University of East Anglia

Interested in furthering you career opportunities through completing a degree? Contact UEA for more information

www.uea.ac.uk/

Contact:  [email protected]  01603 456161

 

University of Suffolk

Interested in furthering you career opportunities through completing a degree? Contact UOS for more information

www.uos.ac.uk/

Contact: 01473 338000

West Suffolk College

Further Education college offering a variety of courses and apprenticeships

www.wsc.ac.uk/

Contact: 01284 701301


Anglian Ruskin University

Interested in furthering your career opportunities through completing a degree? Contact ARU for more information. 

www.aru.ac.uk/


Open University

Interested in furthering your career opportunities through completing a degree? Contact OU for more information on distance learning – including free taster modules. 

www.open.ac.uk  

 

Ship Safe Training Group

Offers a recruitment and training service for over 30 shipping companies operating a wide variety of different ship types and the opportunity for pursuing a wide range of careers at sea

www.sstg.org/

Contact: [email protected]  01634 820820

 

SkillsEdge Training

Independent Training Provider offering apprenticeships in the financial and insurance sector

www.skillsedge.co.uk/about-us

Contact: 03333 583559

 

W S Training

An independent Training Provider offering a variety of apprenticeships and commercial courses.

 www.wstraining.co.uk/

Contact: 01284 788005 

 

YMCA Training

An independent Training Provider offering a variety of apprenticeships and commercial courses.

 Contact: 01502 539559

JTL

JTL is one of the largest work-based learning providers in England and Wales working with over 3,500 businesses from large corporations to small local suppliers. 

www.jtltraining.com/

Contact: [email protected]  0800 085 2308

Eastern Region Training

Independent training provider specialising in delivering industry recognised and sector specific training to support people who are unemployed back into long term sustainable employment.

Includes apprenticeships in roofing, warehouse and storage and general construction. We also provide a range of on-line courses as well as vocational training.

www.easternregiontraining.co.uk/about-eastern-region-training/

Contact: 01473 830255   [email protected]

Nova Training

Offer a wide range of 16-18 study programmes, traineeships and apprenticeships. and apprenticeships for adults. Nova Training offer maths, English and ICT training as part of our courses and also deliver vocational training in the following; Bricklaying, Carpentry, Painting and Decorating, Plumbing, Plastering, Warehousing, Retail, Sales, Hospitality, Customer Service, Business Administration, Hairdressing, Beauty Therapy and Motor Vehicle.

www.novatraining.co.uk/about-us

Contact: [email protected] 01493 650647

Poultec

Poultec is an independent training provider offering apprenticeships, traineeships and short courses in Health and Safety, Food safety, Management, Butchery, Poultry & First Aid.

www.poultec.co.uk/

Contact: [email protected]  01362 850983

IBTC International Boat Building Training College

IBTC offers a variety of boatbuilding/maintenance and woodworking courses suitable for both those looking for a career in the industry as well as individuals wanting to develop existing interests and skills or develop new ones.

www.ibtc.co.uk/

Contact: [email protected] 01502 569663

Norfolk Adult Learning

Offering apprenticeships, GCSE’s, commercial and arts and crafts courses. 

www.norfolk.gov.uk/education-and-learning/adult-learning