Jobs boost for Nottinghamshire youngsters looking to kick-start their careers
Newark & Sherwood District has welcomed its first new recruit under the Government’s Kickstart Scheme aimed at supporting young people struggling for employment.
Businesses from across the district were were invited to apply for the scheme and the council was one of the first to sign up offering seven jobs – with one new starter already in place.
The Kickstart Scheme provides funding to create new job placements for 16 to 24 year olds on Universal Credit who potentially could be at risk of long-term unemployment.
It offers six-month paid jobs with employers, paid for by the Government and provides a fully-funded opportunity for young people to gain experience of working across a range of different organisations.
The council currently has six more job vacancies available – including domestic services assistant, grounds maintenance operative, street cleansing operative, street warden, technical support assistant and tourism and economic growth assistant.
Council leader, David Lloyd, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for younger people to get that valuable work-based experience to kick start their career.
“Not only is it a chance for young people to gain experience whilst earning a salary, but it’s an opportunity for them to build on their CV making it easier for them to secure jobs in the future.”
The first Kickstart recruit at the council said it had been a ‘great experience’ so far, saying their ‘colleagues and managers have been really helpful’.
"They are always giving me new things to do which has offered me a good learning experience,” said the new starter.