13 March 2018

Flagship help local people achieve employment goals

We are working together with Norfolk Community College and Norwich City Football Club to help our customers gain new skills and find employment.

The partnership kicks off this Wednesday (14 March), when Norwich City Footballer Matt Jarvis will be visiting Bowthorpe Main Centre on the College’s Information Bus.

Between 10am and 3pm the Norfolk Community College team will be offering advice on building self-esteem, preparing for interviews, and accessing courses, training, volunteering and work experience. Matt Jarvis will be visiting from 11am to 11.30am to meet football fans.

People wanting access to specialist support overcoming barriers to employment, including housing problems, debt and mental health are also invited to come along and find out more about the project.

Flagship Group Estates Officer Anthony Yallop and Flagship Corporate Social Responsibility Manager Callum James will be at the event to answer questions. Callum said: “With over 450 residents in the Norwich area, it seemed like a really good place to hold 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. We hope lots of people will come along to seek advice or just have a general chat.”

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 for this event. By bringing the mobile training bus to Bowthorpe, we are really pleased to help more adults in our community access advice and develop the skills they need to find employment.”

Norwich City’s Head of Partnership Activation Sam Jeffery said: “As an official partner of the Football Club we are delighted to support Flagship’s community initiative and be represented at their Bowthorpe event, which we wish every success.”

You can find the College’s Information Bus at Bowthorpe Main Centre this Wednesday (14 March) from 10am until 3pm.