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Norfolk County Council

County Hall, Martineau Lane, Norwich, NR1 2DH

About us

Norfolk County Council is the administrative authority for the county of Norfolk, it is split into seven local government districts. It's main offices are located in Norwich, with further offices and supporting services across the county.

Norfolk County Council is responsible for a varying range of services across the county, these include:

  • Business and trading standards: Enforcing fair trading laws, protecting consumers and giving advice.
  • Education and learning: Supporting schools, youth services, higher education opportunities and skills for work.
  • Environment and sustainability: Conservation of the countryside and public access to it, waste disposal, archaeological services and low carbon projects.
  • Leisure, culture and tourism: Arts, heritage, libraries, museums and archives.
  • Public safety: Emergency and rescue services, safety advice, road safety and domestic abuse support.
  • Social care: Healthcare, carers support, housing, disability services, fostering and adoption, nursing homes and behavioural issues.
  • Transport and highways: Public transport, road works, maintenance of footpaths and rights of way.


We believe that Norfolk is a great place to live and work and as the largest provider of public services in the county we have great ambitions not only for our county but for the young people of Norfolk.

Our priorities are for our county to have:

  • A well educated and skilled population.
  • ‘Real’ jobs which pay well and have prospects.
  • Businesses which move or grow here because we are well connected to the rest of the world through improved infrastructure - air, sea, road, rail, broadband and network coverage.
  • Vulnerable people supported to live independently and safely in their communities.
  • For this we need young people who are as keen and ambitious as we are, who take pride in their work, are innovative, business-like and collaborative and always deliver to the highest standards.

There are five main departments to work in within the council, these are:

  • Adult Social Services: Looking after the social, mental and physical wellbeing of adults.
  • Childrens Services: Looking after the education and social, physical and mental wellbeing of children.
  • Community and Enviromental Services: Supporting residents, communities, businesses and visitors, including libraries and roads.
  • Resources: Services supporting our democratic and day-to-day functions including HR and IT.
  • Finance: Managing the council's finances including planning services, hiring staff and budgeting.


Supported by Norfolk County Council, the Apprenticeships Norfolk Network has been set up to help increase the number, level, range and quality of Apprenticeships available to young people in the county. Network members include training providers, schools, employers and other organisations that all work in partnership to make sure they provide you with excellent help and support around Apprenticeships.

To find out more about becoming an apprentice, visit Apprenticeships Norfolk Network.

Help You Choose

Help You Choose is the information, advice and careers guidance website and online applications system for 14-19 year old young people in Norfolk.

You can find out more about all your options, watch videos and download leaflets to help you with finding and applying for apprenticeships and jobs - and also find links to websites to help you with your research. Visit Help You Choose here.

Find out more

To find out more about Norfolk County Council, including any opportunities that we may offer, use the links provided to our website and follow us here on icanbea for the latest news and updates.

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Norfolk County Council Adult Learning - National Apprenticeships Week 2020
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Norfolk County Council Adult Learning - National Apprenticeships Week 2020
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