Howes Percival has been awarded a Norwich for Jobs’ Silver Award for its work helping young people get into work.
Over the past year, volunteers from the leading regional law firm have supported the Norwich for Jobs project in several ways, including running mock interviews, providing training on CV writing and by holding workplace tours and presentations.
Norwich for Jobs is a network of local employers, charities and organisations volunteering with the aim of getting young people the skills and experience they need to get into work. Launched in 2013, by Norwich North MP, Chloe Smith, the project has helped well over 1,000 young people into work. The project provides real, practical help and experience to young people through Job Club workshop sessions, work tasters sessions and work experience. It also teaches CV and interview skills and provides mental health support. Employers actively supporting Norwich for Jobs can earn gold, silver and bronze awards.
Commenting on the award, Nicola Curle, a Director at Howes Percival said,
“At Howes Percival, we are committed to helping support and prepare young people to move from education into work. We’re keen to promote the broad range of opportunities and apprenticeships available in the professional services sector, including key support services such as IT, finance, marketing, human resources and administrative services.
“We’ve been actively involved with Norwich for Jobs since its launch, and we’re delighted to receive the Silver Award in recognition of our continued support for the project. Our team of volunteers have thoroughly enjoyed and valued the engagement with Norwich for Jobs candidates, undertaking CV reviews, mock interviews, workplace tours and presentations. Helping local young people prepare for employment has been extremely rewarding and we are proud to have made such a positive impact. We look forward to working towards a Gold Award!”
Nicola Curle continued,
“In addition to working with young people through the Norwich for Jobs project, we recently signed-up with The Careers & Enterprise Company as a Cornerstone Employer. This initiative is designed to help link schools and colleges to employers with the objective of preparing young people for work and promoting social mobility.”
For more information on The Careers & Enterprise Company and Cornerstone Employers visit: https://www.careersandenterprise.co.uk/employers-volunteers/cornerstone-employers.