Where will the future jobs be?

Whatever choice your son or daughter makes, they need to think about the future job or career they would like to get into, how their education or training choices fit into their future career plan and the qualifications, skills and experiences they will need.

It is also important to make sure they have information about the changing jobs market.  Predicting the future job market is really difficult, however, over the next ten years particular employment sectors in Norfolk are expected to grow significantly and provide a strong source of future jobs.  These sectors are:

Norfolk's future growth sectors

  • Advanced manufacturing and engineering
  • Energy (including renewables)
  • Life sciences
  • Financial and insurance
  • Construction and the built environment
  • Agriculture, food and drink and agritech
  • Health and social care
  • ICT and digital creative
  • Tourism, culture and retail
  • Services to the public

Read more about Norfolk's economy 


Qualifications and skills needed for future work

Although qualifications are important in getting a job, employers also tell us that equally important for them is to be able to recruit young people who know why they want a particular job and who have 'employability skills' such as:

  • Enthusiasm
  • Communication skills
  • Problem solving
  • Creativity
  • Honesty and integrity
  • Being punctual
  • Taking responsibility
  • Team working
  • Self-motivation
  • Have a good attitude to work
Use icanbea to find out more about industries and companies in Norfolk and Suffolk.