UK government’s new milestone scheme sees over 100,000 young people starting jobs nationwide.
Introduced as part of the government’s Plan for Jobs scheme, Kickstart has been a crucial tool for young people across the country to develop new vocational skills, build their confidence and give them an advantage and opportunity on the career ladder.
An enormous range of British employers across all sectors have been happy to help out with the scheme, including well-known firms such as Pinewood Studios, JD Sports, EFL football clubs, Yorkshire Water and SeaGrown, the country’s first offshore seaweed farm.
Over the last month, the Kickstart Scheme has seen over 3,400 young people entering new roles each week, with the scheme having even been extended to allow more young people to use the platform as a means for future vocational success.
What is the Kickstart Scheme?
The Kickstart Scheme provides six-month jobs for young people between the ages of 16 and 24 who are currently claiming Universal Credit and are at risk of long-term unemployment.
Employers face a deadline of the 17th of December to apply to be a part of the scheme and offer positions to the future generations and young people are able to start roles up until the 31st of March 2022.
The Prince’s Trust said:
“Being out of work can be an incredibly difficult experience for young people, knocking their confidence and impacting their employment long into the future.
“At the Prince’s Trust, we are proud to help employers across the UK make the most of the Kickstart Scheme by providing the necessary wraparound support to help thousands of young people excel in their new roles.
“Kickstart is giving many young people the boost they need to build their confidence and skills, and we must keep our foot on the pedal to help even more young people find work and get their lives back on track.”