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Norfolk charity celebrates helping 50 people get back into work

PUBLISHED: 11:19 11 June 2019 | UPDATED: 11:23 11 June 2019

Chris Mooney has been able to learn paint and decorating skills at Full Steam Ahead. Picture: Terry Jermy

Chris Mooney has been able to learn paint and decorating skills at Full Steam Ahead. Picture: Terry Jermy

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A Norfolk charity is celebrating after it helped get 50 people back into a work environment.

Emily Davis and Donna Wenham-Barber have been able to receive first aider training with Full Steam Ahead. Picture: Terry JermyEmily Davis and Donna Wenham-Barber have been able to receive first aider training with Full Steam Ahead. Picture: Terry Jermy

Full Steam Ahead at Charles Burrell Centre, Thetford, is a community based project helping people secure work opportunities.

It recently secured its 30th participant into full-time employment and helped a further 20 get work experience in a range of industries.

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Lyn Keane, project manager for Full Steam Ahead said; "We're very pleased to have been able to support so many people over the past year and we're looking forward to the next 12 months."

Support provided includes practical work experience opportunities, training provision, mentoring and help with job application forms and CV writing

Full Steam Ahead is funded through the LIFT scheme, financed by the European Social Fund and administered by Norfolk County Council.

For more information about Full Steam Ahead email lyn@charlesburrellcentre.org.uk.

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