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EVOLVE

EVOLVE is our work placement programme which was initially developed and piloted with European Funding through LIFT at Norfolk County Council and in conjunction with Independence Matters.  It started on 1st July 2018 and we are continuing to offer this programme for the foreseeable future.

EVOLVE stands for Experience, Volunteering, Opportunities, Learning, Valued which all leads to being more Employable. 

The programme is aimed at anyone who is able to travel to Norfolk Industries in Norwich and those who are no closer to being able to work due to being long term un-employed or due to a barrier such as disability, parenting, criminal record, or a general lack of work or life skills.

EVOLVE will offer a wide range of elemshutterstock 234140527ents (depending upon the abilities of the individual), including H&S training,  CV Building, Interview Skills training, Fire Marshal training, Gateway assured programmes including units on life skills, employability and project planning.

We are looking for motivated individuals who are keen to learn and take that next step to becoming more employable in an effort to find work.  We cannot offer paid employment, but we can offer a programme of work experience and development in order to support you to get closer to employment over a period of 8 to 12 weeks.

You need to commit at least 16 hours per week for the period of the programme in order to work in our factory on a work placement as well as actively taking part in a number of training and development opportunities which we will discuss with you and put together in an Action Plan which suits your support needs and capabilities.  

Please click here to see the attached downloadable full brochure for more in depth information.

Please click here to see the attached FAQS in order to provide more information.

You are welcome to contact us to discuss and to arrange a visit if you are interested but wish to find out more before applying for a placement with us.

Telephone 01603 667957 or email sophie.staddon@independencematters.org.uk

Initial comments from candidates who have completed this programme -

'I enjoyed the work experience part of it.' EVOLVE candidate

'I've never done any work like this before, you learn something new every day!!' Charlotte Knights

‘Making new friends.  It makes me confident.  Learning to make boxes and packing toys.’ EVOLVE candidate

‘I enjoyed the variety of topics covered and how well they were delivered.’ The programme ‘Boosted confidence and self-esteem and positivity about the future.’ Emily Turner