Euro garages, one of the UK’s largest privately owned forecourt operators, has confirmed a Starbucks will be opening in Aylsham before the end of the year.
The new drive though and cafe will open next to the new garage on land currently being levelled and prepared for the premises. The company is currently advertising for a supervisor/team leader for the business and, in total, 15-20 local jobs will be created.
Fast food chain Subway has confirmed it is opening in North Walsham and is advertising for staff.
A spokesperson commented: “We are pleased to confirm that a new Subway® store will be opening within the McColl’s convenience store in North Walsham. The store is expected to open on October 18 and is recruiting for up to 10 jobs.”
Nick Lee, from the chamber of trade said, said: “North Walsham Chamber for business welcomes new business into the town, this shows North Walsham is a location national chains wish to be seen in. North Walsham has a uniqueness about it and is not just another high street. However we recognise that local customers also want national chains.”
Norfolk County Council has launched a new website to support its Social Care Recruitment Campaign.
The purpose of the campaign is to encourage more people to work in social care across Norfolk by creating a central digital platform. The new website: www.norfolkcarecareers.co.uk will share stories and experiences from people working in the sector, answer any questions potential candidates may have and promote the opportunities available in Norfolk.
Norfolk has seen a growth in population, and with people living longer and those with disabilities more likely to survive to an older age, there is a bigger demand in homecare services.
To spread the word about how rewarding a career in caring can be, Norfolk County Council’s Recruitment and Retention Project Lead for the campaign, has teamed up with local care providers throughout Norfolk to promote working in the sector. Events will be taking place throughout March – details are posted on the new website: www.norfolkcarecareers.co.uk and on the campaign’s Twitter feed @NorfolkCareJobs and Facebook page, Norfolk Care Jobs.
Sarah Thompson, who runs Extra Care Home Services in North Walsham, is giving her full support to the campaign. “We have recently celebrated 10 years in delivering home care and it is becoming increasingly difficult to recruit people into the sector and I want to show people how rewarding a career in care can be,” she said.
Sarah nominated her deputy manager, Alex Marks (pictured), 20, for an award at the Norfolk Care Awards as she saw her potential. “Alex has a passion for doing what she does with us, her commitment shines through and her empathy for others.” Alex was the recipient of an award in the Rising Star category.
James Bullion, Norfolk County Council’s executive director of Adult Social Services said: “We must support the social care staff in their daily work, and promote good services. In these days of many negative headlines, promoting positive images of care work will help us to attract more people to fill our vacancies.
“This partnership working approach to develop the Norfolk Care Careers website will help to meet the needs of care recruitment for the challenges ahead.”
Norfolk County Council’s chair of the Adult Social Care Committee Bill Borrett said: “I am delighted that we are finding new ways to tackle recruitment issues in the care sector. The Norfolk Care Careers website is a great opportunity for signposting people to the right information and for advertising vacancies across Norfolk on behalf of our care providers. I would urge people to visit the site to take advantage of the many events that are taking place across the county this month.”