Investment in Young People Award

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As part of the Norfolk Chamber’s campaign to ‘Bridge the Gap between Business and Young People’, the Chamber is delighted to announce that we are now able to offer to Norfolk businesses the opportunity to gain the prestigious national ‘Investment in Young People Award’ (IiYP).

This national award will recognise and celebrate the important work done by companies that help young people gain employability skills and prepare them for future employment.

By gaining this award, and proudly displaying the IiYP business mark, it will make your business stand out as an employer of choice, demonstrating that you are making a real difference to young people’s lives in your local community. The IiYP mark is exclusive to companies that have been successful in meeting the required standard.

Businesses have a crucial role to play in developing a young person’s understanding of the world of work and in helping them to gain the all-important employability skills needed to help them be successful in their future career. The Business and Education survey results, conducted by the British Chambers in 2015, showed that employer engagement has significant benefits for young people such as a greater awareness of soft skills that businesses value.

Caroline Williams, CEO at Norfolk Chamber, said: “As we celebrate our 120 year anniversary it is great that we can now offer Norfolk organisations the opportunity to stand out from the crowd and be recognised for the work they do with young people.”

To qualify for the award you will have worked with a local school, college or education provider by engaging in activity that helps students for a better understanding of enterprise and businesses whilst gaining a range of employability skills. Any sized business, Chamber member or not, who is working with young people can apply, as long as you can evidence your activity against specific criteria.

There is a small administration fee for the award. Details are here.

Click here to read our PDF brochure for more information.

If you have any queries, please contact us: or 01603625977

NB: This award is separate from 'Investors in Young People' which is only available in Scotland. This award is the only award of it's kind in England.


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