Transforming Education in Norfolk (the TEN Group) has been named as a Norwich for Jobs Gold employer in recognition of its contribution to developing employability and providing employment opportunities for 18 to 24 year olds.
The TEN Group, which is made up of five academies, a college of further and higher education, a university technical college, and a shared services company (Norfolk Educational Services), has been an active supporter of Norwich for Jobs since the campaign was launched 5 years ago.
As well as employing dozens of local young people each year in a range of teaching and support roles, and taking on Apprentices, the TEN Group has championed and supported youth employment in the city of Norwich in a range of other ways.
The Group’s three Norwich-based institutions (City College Norwich, City Academy Norwich and University Technical College Norfolk) each contribute to the progression of local young people into employment, whether directly or after further study.
The pre-employment and Apprenticeship training provided by City College Norwich has formed a key part of this contribution. The college is currently helping to train around 1,100 Apprentices, working in partnership with almost 700 different employers.
MINT (which is part of City College Norwich) works with young people to help them overcome barriers to employment and find sustainable jobs, supported by a flexible approach and dedicated Job Coaches.
This work saw MINT make an important contribution towards the Norwich for Jobs ‘phase 2’ objectives , which specifically focussed on changing the lives of 100 young people with further to travel to reach sustainable employment.
Norfolk Educational Services has also supported the Norwich for Jobs campaign, with its New Media, Marketing and Communications team assisting with the design and printing of materials and with website development.
Dick Palmer, Chief Executive, TEN Group, and a member of the Norwich for Jobs steering group until earlier this year, commented:
“The TEN Group is committed to increasing opportunities and outcomes for young people, so the aim of Norwich for Jobs to increase employment opportunities for 18 to 24 year olds was a natural fit with our purpose. This award means a lot because it recognises the role of the TEN Group in providing opportunities for young people as an employer, as well as through the education and training our institutions provide.”
Pictured: Young people and Job Coaches from MINT which has helped hundreds of young people to find sustainable paid employment, including with organisations within the TEN Group.