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We can help young people individually and through educational organisations - read on to see what we could do for you or your organisation.

About Us

What we're doing

The Mason Trust has a long history of helping young people in Norfolk and Suffolk to realise their potential, pursue their career aspirations and to take control of their own futures through our one-to-one, group and online provisions.

Some of the projects we are involved in...

Our Education Programme is based on school engagement and direct contact with young people through our classroom-based workshops in Norfolk & Suffolk.  We focus on showing them how to look at local labour market information (LMI) and employers - and what this information means for career and work opportunities. We also run sessions on getting a CV up and running and attend select Careers Events with stands and activities.

Our Digital Youth Hub (in partnership with the DWP) has been in operation since May 2021 and facilitates young job seekers into jobs through a one-to-one mentoring and support service. We help them overcome barriers to work and bolster their confidence to find sustainable employment. So far, we have helped more than 130 young people into work. The programme currently operates hand-in-hand with Jobcentre Plus in Dereham, Diss, King’s Lynn and Thetford.

We are partnered With Norfolk and Suffolk County Councils in the Youth Pledge for Employers project which works with small and medium enterprises (SMEs) across the New Anglia LEP, to develop opportunities for young people to engage in work-based experience, structured employment and sector related learning. Participating organisations are profiled on our icanbea… website where they can advertise their offerings directly to local young people.

We operate the icanbea… website - a local careers platform and digital careers fair that showcases the best, accessible opportunities the area has of offer young people.  We have hundreds of the region's employers represented on the site sharing their job opportunities and we feature career information for multiple growth industries as well as support tools for things like CV writing.

Working with schools

Helping with understanding the local labour market and what it means for jobs

We can deliver icanbea... and CV workshops to students and talk to them about the local labour market and how their skills could open up career opportunities.

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icanbea...

Showcasing employers and their opportunities

We operate icanbea... a platform that profiles organisations who offer local careers and training opportunities.  The site and apps complement Information Advice & Guidance (IAG) initiatives in education, help industry to attract the right talent and presents students and job seekers with concise information on job roles, sectors, organisations and employment opportunities.

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Digital Youth Hub

Overcoming barriers to work

Our Digital Youth Hub programme takes referrals from the Job Centres in Dereham & Thetford to help young people overcome barriers and secure employment. We are delighted to announce that the program has completed its first year and has been extremely successful overall, helping 131 young people secure employment this year.

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