Train And Trade

Train and Trade’ is Nansa’s careers support service; offering a range of traineeships that aim to break down the barriers those with disabilities face when seeking to gain employment or access education

Traineeship with Work Experience

Traineeships are hosted internally at one of Nansa’s charity shops in and around Norwich. Nansa recognises the unique differences and challenges of every Trainee; Development Coaches work together with the individuals whom they support to ensure suitable and realistic learning journeys are tailored in order to meet these specific needs. Train and Trade does not apply the ‘one size fits all’ model used by other learning pathways; deadlines, goals and targets are all agreed by a multi-disciplinary team at annual review meetings.

Supported Community Work Placements

These work placements are facilitated by our Outreach Coaches and are hosted in partnership with Wroxham Barns. Trainees who are interested in a Supported Community Work Placement will in the first instance, complete an application of interest form. Places are limited, but are available 7 days a week (for FREE), in both a retail setting, and outdoor setting (working on the land with the animals at Wroxham Barns).  

Delivered in partnership with Wroxham Barns; the ‘Supported Community Work Placements’ project is funded by the New Anglia LEP (Community Challenge Fund), the Garfield Weston Foundation and the Will Charitable Trust.

Through a Supported Community Work Placement the trainee can explore a more authentic work opportunity and begin to further themselves towards their ultimate aim; gainful paid employment. Nansa’s outreach team will provide as much, or as little, support as is required under continual review, ensuring progression, development and increased levels of confidence and independence. At this stage the trainee can practice interview skills and explore real-work based training (such as Fire Prevention, Health and Safety, and Manual Handling) as well as support in putting together their CV.

For information on accessing this service, please contact the Train and Trade team by calling 01603 627662 or email referrals@nansa.org.uk (or to apply, click the APPLY button above)