Find out about apprenticeships, skills development and workforce training in north Norfolk.

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Working with schools

Employer guides to work experience

The UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES) provides guidance for employers offering work experience.

They are designed to encourage and support employers to prepare young people in education for the world of work. They provide information and advice, explain government policy, outline available financial support and list the organisations that can help.

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Employers’ guide to working with schools (including work experience)

The Council is committed to promoting strong working links between schools, colleges and employers in north Norfolk.

You can introduce your business and industry to young people in many ways.

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New Anglia Careers Hub

New Anglia Careers Hub

The New Anglia Careers Hub brings together schools, colleges, employers and providers to drive forward a careers education that will support the ambitions of the business community in Norfolk and Suffolk and its young people.

The Hub also aims to develop networks and communication between schools, supporting the sharing of best practices and ideas to create solutions to maximise the impact of high-quality careers education.


Local Skills Improvement Plan

The function of the Local Skills Improvement Plan (LSIP) is to:

  • communicate the current skills landscape from an employer’s perspective, identifying gaps in skills and provision
  • proactively supporting collaboration between providers and employers to produce a robust plan for skills for the future.
  • provide a platform for task and finish groups
  • showcase “what works well” in the region
  • demonstrate tangible outcomes from employers discussions
  • articulate the above to Department for Education

Its current task is to take information from working groups (providers and employers), craft and develop potential solutions, and propose solutions to LSIP Board. LSIP Priorities have been identified and submitted. LSIP Full report submitted on 31 May 2023.

Skills funding

If you are looking for funding to support your skills and training needs, this section highlights what skills-related financing is available in Norfolk.

Pathways Training Fund
Pathways Training Fund
What does it offer?

The PTF provides grants to SMEs and social enterprises (including Community Interest Companies) in Norfolk and Suffolk. It will fund up to 75% of staff training costs for multiple employees, with maximum grants of £500 per employee / £3,000 per employer.

Who funds and administers it?

Funded by the European Social Fund and managed by Suffolk County Council in partnership with Norfolk County Council.

All courses must be completed by October 2023.


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