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Norwich jobseekers visit headquarters of newspaper publisher

Members of the Norwich For Jobs scheme visiting the Archant office on Rouen Road. Picture: Chris Hill

Members of the Norwich For Jobs scheme visiting the Archant office on Rouen Road. Picture: Chris Hill

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A group of young Norwich jobseekers learned about the world of newspaper publishing during a visit to an employer in the city.

The five young people from Norwich For Jobs visited Archant, publisher of the Eastern Daily Press and Norwich Evening News, in order to find out more about jobs in the industry.

After a tour of the newsroom the 18 to 24-year-olds were shown around the publisher’s library, which has copies of publications from across the EDP’s 140-year history, and heard from David Powles, editor of the EDP and Norwich Evening News, about life in the modern UK newspaper industry.

Beckie Rowbotham, a work coach at Norwich Jobcentre, which supports Norwich for Jobs, said workplace visits were valuable for the scheme’s young people. “It gives them an overview of what different working environments are like and we would hope it gives them the confidence to ask employers questions,” she said.

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