Two employers have signed up to a new jobs initiative for young people. 

4Jobs has been developed by Jobcentre Plus and aims to provide consistent support. 

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) at King’s Lynn and Excaliber Security Services, of Tilney St Lawrence, are both taking part in the scheme.

A QEH spokesman said: “We have a good footfall of attendees who have found out about our events from the Jobcentre. When we had a recruitment drive for domestic roles, we were fully supported which greatly reduced the recruitment process and enabled us to get new starters in quicker.”   

A spokesman for Excaliber Security Services said: “We have a passion for security and helping young people reach their potential. With the support of Jobcentre Plus, we instil our enthusiasm into young people by giving them the training required, the equipment needed, and work experience, but most of all the sense of job satisfaction when they are able to assist the community.  

“We have given unemployed youngsters and disadvantaged individuals the chance to learn new skills, for example, giving them a work experience placement as stewards at The Lord Mayor’s Show in Norwich.”

Julia Nix, service leader for East Anglia Jobcentre Plus said she was passionate about helping young people find their career path and to build links with local businesses. 

She said: “There are plenty of ways we can support the future workforce. Two examples are work experience and apprenticeships which are incredibly valuable ways to get into a career, but they also work for employers looking out for the right people in their businesses.”

Firms can call Partnership Manager for Norfolk on 07775 220545 for details.