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The Mason Trust

Diss Business Centre, Dark Lane, Scole, Diss, Norfolk, IP21 4HD

About us

The Mason Trust is a charitable organisation which helps young people from Norfolk and Suffolk fulfil their potential in a number of ways...

  • We run a schools engagement programme that helps facilitate activities such as contextualised classroom learning sessions as well as careers talks from industry
  • We operate this website: icanbea - a local careers platform and digital careers fair that showcases the best opportunities the region has to offer young people

  • We can assist individuals aged 12-25 with ideas for project s and trips that will help expand their horizons and further their personal development and career options

Read on to find out more about the work we do, and how we could help you!


The Trust was founded in 2008 by Yvonne Mason following the sale of her very successful marine operations business. Yvonne is also Managing Director of SafeSTS and Future Marine Services Ltd which provide marine consultancy and support services across the energy sector.

A registered charity, the Mason Trust comprises a further 5 trustees plus an operations team of 3 to facilitate our work. Between us, we have a wealth of experience in the worlds of business and youth work; it is this combination of expertise that we want to use to help as many young people as possible in Norfolk and Suffolk to achieve their aspirations.

Schools and colleges engagement

Many young people are unaware of the amazing career opportunities that are available to them here in our region, so our aim is to forge closer links between education and industry to empower young people to make informed choices about their futures.

Our education programme includes schools engagement which has helped to deliver activities such as contextualised classroom learning sessions and currently facilitates careers talks and activities in schools and colleges supported by representatives and organisations from industry.  These sessions and workshops - such as our Renew Your Future programme in collaboration with the Sheringham Shoal and Dudgeon community funds - help to directly showcase potential career paths and opportunities in local, emerging sectors.

Additionally we support educational establishments by helping them provide activities such as mock interviews, and we regularly work with aligned organisations such as the Prince's Trust and the DWP, running workshops to support groups of young people looking for career ideas.

If you think that The Mason Trust can help your school please contact us on info@themasontrust.org

We also run icanbea… demonstrations, assemblies and workshops for your students.


icanbea... is this website - offering young people an insight into Norfolk and Suffolk's most successful organisations, showing how they fit into our growing economy and highlighting the career and training opportunities on offer. 

The project is a collaboration between The Mason Trust and Suffolk County Council and is free to use for schools, organisations and young people here at http://www.icanbea.org.uk running on desktop, laptop and mobile devices with an internet connection.  A dedicated icanbea... app is also available from the both Apple App Store and Google Play.

We often take icanbea... information to young people in schools, colleges, youth organisations and careers fairs across both counties, as well as running workshops on how to best use the site and its resources when thinking about careers.

If you'd like us to come and talk about icanbea... to a group of young people, just get in touch at team@icanbea.org

Find out more

Form more information about our work and how we could help you in any of the ways described above, get in touch at info@themasontrust.org or visit our website.

Don't forget to follow us here on icanbea... for the latest news and updates.

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