Bridging the Gap between Business and Young People
Research conducted by the British Chambers has highlighted the gaps between business and young people. Norfolk Chamber is working to help bridge that gap, through our extensive connections with the local business community, and strong relationships with our school members.
The result of the EU referendum will also have a profound impact on the way British businesses access skills from hone and abroad. Potential restrictions to accessing workers from overseas will mean firms need to invest more resource into recruiting and training the workers they need. The government is also simultaneously reforming the apprenticeship system, careers guidance and advice, and changing post 16 education.
There are opportunities for businesses to get involved with careers events in schools, and get recognised for their work with young people through our Investors in Young People national award. These activities can help your business recruit young people and stand out as an ‘employer of choice’.
For schools, we offer a discounted membership package which helps get more business engagement within Norfolk’s schools, to broaden young people’s understanding of career opportunities and develop their skills for the workforce.
Young Chamber Patron
We are delighted to announce Norse are our first Young Chamber patron.
Norse share our passion for working with young people and want to support us to deliver business engagement with Norfolk schools. Norse currently has 88 apprentices and 10 students given employment under the Project Search initiative.