Flagship helps local people achieve employment goals

Flagship helps local people achieve employment goals

In a first for the housing association, Flagship Group is working with Norfolk Community College and Norwich City Football Club to help its customers to gain new skills and find employment.

The project is funded by the European Social Fund and The National Lottery, through the Big Lottery Fund, to help unemployed adults in Norfolk back into training and employment. It also helps people wanting access to specialist support overcoming barriers to employment, including housing problems, debt and mental health.

At the launch event on 14th March in Norwich, Norfolk Community College team offered advice on building self-esteem, preparing for interviews, and accessing courses, training, volunteering and work experience. Norwich City Footballer Matt Jarvis attended to show support for the project.

Flagship Corporate Social Responsibility Manager, Callum James said: “With over 450 residents in the Norwich area, it seemed like a really good place for our first partnership event of this kind. We are passionate about giving back to the community, so we thought this would be a great way of doing that.”

Stuart Jennings, Norfolk Community College’s Project Lead, said: “The Norfolk Community College project is delighted to have joined forces with Flagship Group and Norwich City Football club. We are really pleased to help more adults in our community access advice and develop the skills they need to find employment.”