ACE run a variety of Employment Support Programmes to meet the different needs of anyone seeking a return to work, including those claiming unemployment benefits as well as those that are economically inactive, such as long-term carers and non-claimants.

Whatever your circumstances, ACE can help you get back into work. Contact us to find out how we can help. The list of current programmes is below. Click on each title to see a printable A4 flyer.


Current Employment Programmes


‘Springboard’ will provide support and practical help/advice to work from home, start up their own full-time or part-time business or become self-employed. The programme is for those that have shown an interest in becoming self-employed, or who already have an idea, and are ready to take the next step or explore the possibilities further. The aim is to give participants support to achieve work-from-home jobs or sole trader options; think big, start small.

‘Turning Point’ seeks to address some of the issues that offenders/ex-offenders encounter when returning to work or training, such as mental health and wellbeing, lack of skills and practical obstacles. By formulating an individualised and bespoke pathway based on initial assessments, we will provide participants with the skills and support they need to help them get off the carousel of reoffending and break down their personal barriers to employment/training – helping them believe in their own potential.

‘Refresh’ is a project to support participants aged 50+ back into employment and to give older people the confidence, motivation, and practical support to re-enter the workplace. ACE will provide an individualised and bespoke service to each participant, with a diverse toolkit calling on the wealth of practical experience we have in working with older people and getting people prepared and back into employment.

The above courses are funded by Norfolk Community College

‘Routes to Work’ is a programme for the newly unemployed. Free to those aged 19+ and looking for work. Help with your CV, interview skills, finding a job online and assistance with application forms. We can also assist with upskilling or retraining, or to find work experience or volunteering opportunities.

The above course is funded by East Coast College