‘Start Up Saturday’ supporting people into employment
We have been supporting people into employment and business start-up since 2017. Start Up Saturday is an employment initiative which engages with job seekers and potential employers to learn about potential career paths and gives job seekers the opportunity to have face to face discussions with potential employers.
Our initiative has been extremely successful with over 50 people, who would be deemed furthers from employment, coming off benefits and beginning a new career path.
Our group is open to anyone who is seeking employment, work experience, volunteering positions or looking to start their own business.
We work with a variety of professionals from various industries who can provide information about employment within their sector and who are benefiting on a professional level from the service we offer.
Our aim is to secure interviews for our service users as we see the lack of face-to-face opportunities as one of the biggest frustrations in job seeking. Our motto is ‘we get interviews, we don’t get jobs’… and it works!
The initiative is kindly supported by Slater Menswear who have donated an amazing selection of business clothing, which our service users are able to borrow for interviews and if successful in their job search, they are able to keep!
We are extremely grateful to Slater Menswear for their support, which has been fundamental in changing people’s lives.
We are also kindly supported by Fareshare, Asda, Tesco and Waitrose who, subject to availability, will provide free food to take away for those in real need after the session. NB. for face-to-face meets only (Please see our Food Distribution page for more).
Great Yarmouth is a seaside town which is in the bottom 10% of LSOA’s in the country. We are a tourist driven economy with many seasonal and temporary workers. We have a population of over 99,000 and our unemployment rate in 2019 was double the national average with our gross value added per employee again lower than regional and national averages.
We want to make a change.
EMPLOYMENT GROUPS RUN
PEOPLE INTO EMPLOYMENT
PEOPLE COMING OFF BENEFITS
CAN YOU HELP?
We are always looking for industry professionals to join us a guest speaker and help inspire people into employment. For more details, please contact email@example.com
LOOKING FOR AN EMPLOYER OR EMPLOYEE?
If you would like to register your interest in finding you next ideal employee or are looking for a new position, our service is completely is FOC! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
FUNDERS & SUPPORTERS
We are eternally grateful for the funding and support we have received from the following organisations. To maintain and grow what we do we are always searching for new funding opportunities.