2017-06-20 13:58:46 | Uncategorized

Elliot's progress on getting a job   Hi my name is Elliot Bell and I was a student from Project Search during 2012. When I finished my days at Project Search I enrolled onto Mint. They were going t...


2017-06-20 12:17:06 | Uncategorized

Mint have two Pre-Employments courses underway.  The first, our Customer Service Project, concentrates on developing an understanding of the workplace and how customer service is vital to all busines...


2016-11-18 14:33:10 | Uncategorized

Today we're speaking to Willow, one of our young people, who has set up her own pet sitting business. Here, Willow tells us what inspired her to establish the business and how she went about it. What...


2016-07-22 09:50:56 | Uncategorized

Last Wednesday 13th July marked the end of this year’s Hospitality pre-employment project at MINT. Eight young people, passionate about careers in hospitality, catering, and leisure, joined the twel...


2016-07-19 08:29:09 | Uncategorized

What to know what it’s like coming to MINT? Read about Lisa’s experience below… “In Autumn 2014 I was recommended to join MINT by my mum who had heard about what the service provided. My job...


2016-07-13 11:38:29 | Uncategorized

I'm Mike, 24 and have Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy which means I use a powered wheelchair to get around. The first question that entered my mind when going to MINT was "can they really help me?" The sh...


2016-06-21 08:47:39 | Uncategorized

On Monday 6th June MINT young people were invited to attend an EU Referendum Debate for 18 to 25 year olds located at Norwich Castle. The debate was televised on Channel 4 and was hosted by newsreader...


2016-06-13 11:35:29 | Uncategorized

Just a heads up about an upcoming job fair at City College Norwich on Thursday 16th June. This will be taking place in the Start Up Lounge at College for CCN students and MINT young people from 3pm ...


2016-06-08 11:53:05 | Uncategorized

Today, Adam Savvas, our Pre-Employment Co-ordinator at MINT, talks to Sandra Annison who is the Office Manager at The Range about their longstanding partnership with us through which they provide work...


2016-06-06 14:18:47 | Uncategorized

You will probably be aware of the EU Referendum coming up on Thursday 23rd June, when the country will decide whether we should remain in the EU or leave it. There is only one day left to register t...


2016-05-20 15:05:02 | Uncategorized

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week which is a fantastic opportunity to make sure we are having open discussions about mental health and how it can affect people. At MINT we work with many you...


2016-05-18 12:50:36 | Uncategorized

Many of our young people will know Rodney, who has been volunteering with MINT for years as well as working at City College Norwich. Rodney has finally decided that now is the time to hang up his boot...


2016-05-03 08:00:33 | Uncategorized

This week we have a post from guest blogger and MINT young person Sophie Burrows. Sophie has chosen to write about a topic relevant to her that she feels it is important to have discussions about....


2016-04-15 08:00:33 | Uncategorized

Hello everyone, So as some of you know, my time with MINT has come to an end….. I am moving on to a completely new career which I am very excited about but I will miss all my colleagues here very...


2016-02-09 11:06:31 | Uncategorized

This week, on Wednesday 10th February, there will be a job fair taking place in The Forum right outside our office from 10am to 2pm. Some of you may be very comfortable with job fairs and how to appro...


2016-02-01 09:49:22 | Uncategorized

In the first of our Wellbeing series of blog posts we are talking about something we should all be doing... Last week was “National Breakfast Week” so we thought it would be a good time to discu...


2016-01-25 09:30:22 | Uncategorized

A small group of the job coaches from MINT attended a fantastic event on Friday 22nd January celebrating three years of Norwich for Jobs’ increasing success. Norwich for Jobs is a campaign started...


2016-01-13 10:50:22 | Uncategorized

My name is Kieran Cushing. I am 19 years old and live just outside of Norwich. The Rotary group of Blackfriars Norwich very kindly fully funded me to take part in a 7 day Rotary Youth Leadership Aw...


2016-01-06 08:50:13 | Uncategorized

MINT reopened this week after our festive break (and one too many chocolates for most of us) and we are now well and truly back into the swing of things. 2016 holds exciting things for us and we can...


2015-12-23 12:07:12 | Uncategorized

Please note that MINT is closed between Christmas and New Year. The office will be open until 4pm on Thursday 24th December 2015 and will reopen at 8.30am on Monday 4th January. We wish you all a ver...


2015-12-16 08:44:09 | Uncategorized

On Saturday 5th December Nathan Catchpole, who has been featured on this blog in the past, had a stand in The Forum to sell Christmas cards featuring his own photography. This is the third consecutive...


2015-11-12 11:55:00 | Uncategorized

Following our recent vacancy for an Employment Job Coach, we have now taken on two new recruits. Andrew Plunkett and Chelsea Bales have joined the MINT team with eagerness and enthusiasm, bringing wit...


2015-11-02 16:07:15 | Uncategorized

On Wednesday 28th October Astra attended the “Our future starts here” event at Norwich City Football club organised by Norfolk County Council, and 2 MINT young people took part by running workshop...


2015-09-29 10:21:47 | Uncategorized

On Friday 25th September the MINT team helped to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support through their prominent Coffee Morning. Over the last few years it’s been becoming more and more popular, an...


2015-09-21 13:32:58 | Uncategorized

A couple of weeks ago Mustard TV paid another visit to MINT. This time they spoke to Mark McCarthy, who talked about how we help our young people. In particular he discussed how our work is very much...


2015-08-10 06:26:08 | Uncategorized

Recently you have been hearing about our Customer Service Pre-Employment project, so we thought it might be interesting to find out more about the Care Pre-Employment Project which runs once each year...


2015-08-06 09:12:43 | Uncategorized

MINT currently has a vacancy for a full time Employment Job Coach to join our team. The role will involve job coaching young people through employment skills and supporting them into paid employment...


2015-08-03 06:00:26 | Uncategorized

We thought it would be nice this week for you to read about Rodney Hoffman, who volunteers with the Customer Service Pre-Employment Project at MINT. Rodney is our only volunteer and supports our young...


2015-07-27 15:29:25 | Uncategorized

We work very closely as a team here at MINT and although we know each other extremely well, it’s not often that we can all be together without the distraction of people coming in to see us, phones,...


2015-07-09 08:49:44 | Uncategorized

The most recent Customer Service Pre-Employment Project finished on Friday 19th June. We started the project with 8 young people of which 5 have successfully gained either paid employment or an appren...


2015-06-01 10:11:36 | Uncategorized

On Wednesday 20th May, the Customer Service Project group received Health and Safety training from Vicky Woodward, Practice Manager for Sphere RHSM. The training was interactive, informative and highl...


2015-03-27 15:33:19 | Uncategorized

We had some brilliant news this week. Joshua Whitfield, who started working with MINT when we first opened, has been named “Kitchen Porter of the Year”! Joshua has been working towards his Level 2...


2015-03-13 12:23:07 | Uncategorized

Recently the young people on the Customer Service Project benefitted from support from a local Tesco store in developing their interview skills. The team talked through interview techniques and did mo...


2015-02-13 12:56:27 | Uncategorized

This week four members of staff from MINT attended MIND’s Mental Health First Aid training and said they found it incredibly helpful. MIND are a mental health charity who both support people with me...


2014-12-24 09:47:39 | Uncategorized

As we come towards the end of 2014, it’s a great opportunity for us to look back over the last year at MINT and consider all the things that we have achieved as a project, as well as our young peopl...


2014-12-18 09:22:06 | Uncategorized

On Tuesday evening the Governors of City College Norwich visited the College to meet students and staff, and this included four young people from MINT. They met people who are actively working toward...


2014-12-10 12:18:35 | Uncategorized

On Wednesday 3rd December the young people on the Customer Service Project visited Britannia Safety & Training in Wymondham.  The Managing Director, Colin Wright, spent the first part of the m...


2014-11-29 10:43:28 | Uncategorized

Nathan has been featured on our blog previously and now he is preparing to sell his images in The Forum in the run up to Christmas for the second year in a row.   Nathan's biggest passion is photog...


2014-11-25 09:04:03 | Uncategorized

Today we have a post written by Damien Distill, who joined MINT just over a year ago and is now happily working. This is a great way to see what it's like when you join MINT and how we can help you....


2014-11-03 09:43:07 | Uncategorized

This week we have a blog post written by another of our young people who attended a workshop that Barclays very kindly ran for us last week…   “On the 28th of October MINT hosted an event w...


2014-10-27 15:50:41 | Uncategorized

We received a lovely email this week from one of our young people named Chris Clark, who is on the Prince’s Trust “Team Programme”, a 12 week project that combines team-building activities, comm...


2014-10-21 15:20:46 | Uncategorized

This week we have another guest blogger in the form of Stephen Goudie, a young man who has been working with MINT since early 2013. Stephen has written about a trip to London with his family…  ...


2014-10-13 10:37:13 | Uncategorized

The MINT team would like to thank Shue Yin Lo, an Employment Lawyer from Hansells Solicitors in Norwich, who came to speak to us on Friday 10th October about employment law.   There was a rea...


2014-10-03 14:37:24 | Uncategorized

City College Norwich held its 10th annual Further Education Awards recently and we were very proud that not just one but two of the 16 award winners were from MINT! Laura Watson received the award fo...


2014-09-05 09:00:17 | Uncategorized

"My first sunset in Cromer" On 19th August I went back to Cromer to take more fascinating photographs of the beach in the sun which was according to my day plan. For the second time I did a little so...


2014-08-27 15:12:48 | Uncategorized

After writing a few blog posts ourselves, we thought it would be nice to ask our young people if they would like to write posts for us too - to get a chance to be published online and to keep it inte...


2014-07-18 14:36:48 | Uncategorized

One of our young people recently completed an Emergency First Aid course with the Red Cross but little did she know how soon she would need to put her new skills into practice. Becky Armiger complet...


2014-07-11 12:56:09 | Uncategorized

We love getting feedback from our young people especially when they’ve been in work for a while. This week we had a lovely email from Darrell who started working with MINT back in 2011. He started a...


2014-07-04 11:24:35 | Uncategorized

One of our young people is making impressive inroads into his own photography business. Nathan, 23, has been interested in photography since the age of 19 and specialises in architecture and landscape...


2014-06-13 09:19:53 | Uncategorized

This week our very own Mark Surridge appeared on Mustard TV to talk about the work we do at MINT. [caption id="attachment_897" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Mark Surridge being interviewed by Must...


2014-05-19 13:51:23 | Uncategorized

One of our young people, Laura, has just been offered a permanent job with the Norse care home where she has been doing work experience. Laura is currently on our Care Pre-employment course, which co...


2014-04-05 14:02:07 | Uncategorized

Welcome to the new MINT blog! We hope to use this space to tell you more about MINT and what we get up to, but also to promote the successes of our young people and share any related news or interesti...