Having placed more than 100 young people already in Kickstart Scheme roles, we know how crucial the Employability Training element of the Scheme is. This blog highlights how our Employability Training Programme will help all businesses across the UK, even if they are not an active scheme participant.

Our Online Employability Training Portal
Our Online Employability Training Portal

There is a lot of competition for good quality candidates so it’s vitally important you make the most of your job advert. We’ve provided a list of 10 Top Tips to help you complete the Kickstart Job Advert template in a way that ensures you attract the best candidates for your Kickstart role. 

“What is Employability Training?” is one of the most common questions we get asked in relation to the Kickstart Scheme, but unfortunately there is no government-defined Employability Training Programme. So our Chief Customer Officer, Alison Ryan, provides an outline of our DWP-approved Employability Training Programme to provide some guidance as to what it should consist of.

The Kickstart Scheme is a major new government initiative aimed at creating a large number of new 6-month job placements for young people (aged 16-24) who are currently on Universal Credit. This is one of the hardest hit groups of people by the pandemic and are most at risk of long-term unemployment, which the Kickstart Scheme is designed to help avoid.

We’re really delighted to share that we are now starting to see a number of young people beginning their government funded Kickstart Scheme placements.

Over the last few weeks and months, we have been working really closely with our clients and the DWP to help the employment prospects of young people aged 16-24 through the Kickstart Scheme.

Our Chief Customer Officer, Alison Ryan, shares her thoughts on her passion for the Scheme due to the benefits it brings to the lives of those young individuals who have been hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic. 

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