A college has unveiled its new employment and training support project which will enhance skills for careers within the health and social care sector.

The two-year venture launched by East Coast College sets out to forge work-based opportunities in the health and social care sector.

Training and job coach support will see the college's Apollo project help people gain employment within a diverse range of rewarding jobs in the health and social care sector.

With in-built flexibility, the project makes it convenient for individuals seeking employment or retraining to tap into local training and job networks.

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The project offers free training on topics like dementia awareness, cancer care and support and understanding mental health.

Stuart Jennings, curriculum manager for adult skills and projects at East Coast College, said: “The support this programme will provide will help many in our local communities join a highly-skilled, highly valued health and social care workforce.

"In doing so, we have brought together a range of opportunities that will help many people make a real difference to people they will be working with and in their communities.”

By completing training via the Apollo project, local people are being equipped with the skills and knowledge required to provide people with safe, effective, compassionate, high-quality care, enabling them to start a new job or switch careers across a range of roles in the NHS and the care sector.

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For further information, email apollo@eastcoast.ac.uk with your contact details or give the team a call on 01502 525177.

The Apollo project is a partnership led by East Coast College and delivered in collaboration with the College of West Anglia, City College Norwich, East Norfolk Sixth Form College, Suffolk New College and West Suffolk College.