An Introduction to Norfolk Work and Skills

Norfolk is a great place for young people to study, find work and develop their careers.  There are over 35,000 employers in Norfolk offering a huge number of opportunities available in a wide range of sectors. In recent years, Norfolk has seen a growth in service and knowledge-based industries and you will find information on each of its key employment sectors in these pages.

The largest sectors in terms of employment are health and social care with major NHS and private hospitals and a thriving community based social care sector.  Another major employer is finance, insurance and professional services which is home to world leading companies such as Aviva, Marsh, Adrian Flux, KPMG and Virgin Money.

Our agriculture, food and drink sectors are going from strength to strength and Norfolk remains a leader in cutting edge innovation. Names in the food and drink sector such as British Sugar, Heinz, Kinnerton and Kettle Chips are known across the globe.

The Norwich Research Park provides a research and employment hub for cutting edge innovation in life sciences.  In Norwich, the ICT and digital creative sector is growing at a faster rate than the rest of the UK with a cluster of new as well as established businesses. Our two universities have many specialisms: Norwich University of the Arts is the UK’s number one specialist arts, design and media university, and the UEA has one of the largest Schools of Computer Science in the country and a world leading School of Environmental Science - a great place to learn skills for the future!