16-24

Don’t know what to do or where to start?

Need advice & guidance from a local Adviser?

CALL Norfolk’s NEET Helpline 0344 800 8022 Mon to Fri 10am – 4pm

Want to return to learning?

  • USE HELP YOU CHOSE, Norfolk’s careers information, advice & opportunities website at www.helpyouchose.org search for courses and qualifications where you live. There are pages of courses at all Colleges and sixth forms aimed at 16 – 19 year olds.
  • CONTACT YOUR LOCAL COLLEGE. Telephone or email your local college and arrange to speak to someone in Student Services about learning opportunities that you are interested in. To find their details go to “Help you Chose” or checkout this website. You can also use Google to find Colleges.
  • CONTACT NORFOLK ADULT EDUCATION. They offer courses in your area that will help you get back into learning. There’s plenty to chose from including working with children, computer skills, health & social care, arts, languages, leisure, sports and improving your maths & English skills. Call 0344 800 8020 or visit www.norfolk.gov.uk/adulteducation
  • TELEPHONE a CAREERS ADVISER on 0800 100 900. The National Careers information and advice for young people and is open between 8am and 10pm every day. you can also visit their website to find various job profiles and build your own skills portfolio at https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk

LOOKING FOR a JOB or APPRENTICESHIP

Try the Following

  • www.norfolk.gov.uk/apprenticeships – for information about apprenticeships in Norfolk
  • Help You Chose at www.helpyouchose.org – go to “Apprenticeships, Jobs & Training” and search for local opportunities including those due to start soon. you can register for Jobmatching at www.helpyouchose.org/jobs to receive weekly emails giving information on any jobs or training opportunities in your area.
  • NATIONAL APPRENTICES SERVICE at www.aprrenticeships.org.uk – search for apprenticeship opportunities, register to receive vacancies and apply online.
  • JOB CENTRE PLUS – visit your local Job Centre Plus or search jobs online at www.jobseekers.direct.gov.uk – you can search by job title, postcode or location. Alternatively, call 0845 6060 234 (lines are open 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday)
  • JOBS 24 at www.jobs24.co.uk – search for jobs and register to receive vacancies. Get relevant jobs sent straight to your email inbox – upload your CV and make it work for YOU!
  • EMPLOYMENT AGENCIES – register for work with employment agencies. Simply Google “employment agencies in Norfolk” to find their websites and contact details.
  • MAKE DIRECT CONTACT WITH BUSINESSES – many companies do not advertise job vacancies but will recruit people who have contacted them directly. To do this, Google the company name or get details from the Yellow Pages. Go to Help You Chose if you need some advice about writing direct to businesses.

WHAT ELSE CAN I DO TO IMPROVE MY CHANCES?

Sometimes it’s hard to get a job without experience, skills and qualifications that you can sell to an employer.Don’t worry, there are several ways that you can get these.

  • WORK EXPERIENCE¬† -many young people contact employers to ask if¬†they can do a few weeks unpaid work experience. This helps you find out about work, gain some experience and skills for your CV and get a reference form an employer.
  • TRAINING FOR WORK PROGRAMMES – go to Help You Chose at www.helpyouchose.org – click on the “Apprenticeships, Jobs & Training” tab and search for “Training for Work” opportunities. This will help you get the skills and experience you need yo become more “work Ready”
  • VOLUNTARY WORK – this can be a great way of developing your skills and confidence. To find out about opportunities for voluntary work in Norfolk ho to: www.voluntarynorfolk.org.uk – you can search for a voluntary experience by area of interest, type of activity and/or location or contact one of the Volunteer Centres listed on the website.
  • www.vinspired.com – vinspired connects 14-25 year olds with volunteering opportunities. You can search their database by typing in your postcode or tow.