Scarborough company shows businesses how to take part in the Government's Kickstart scheme which helps young people into jobs

Yorkshire in Business is inviting local businesses to sign up to the Government's Kickstart scheme enabling businesses to provide paid job placements to hundreds of local young people.

Wednesday, 23rd September 2020, 8:57 am
Updated Wednesday, 23rd September 2020, 9:23 am
Lisa Borrie, left, and Jenn Crowther

Under the new scheme, announced by Chancellor Rishi Sunak as part of his Plan for Jobs, local employers can apply via Yorkshire in Business to offer a six-month placement to youngsters aged from 16 to 24 who are claiming Universal Credit with wages paid by the Government.

Jenn Crowther, chief executive of Scarborough-based Yorkshire in Business, said: “Many businesses thought the scheme wasn’t for them as you need a minimum of 30 job vacancies, but we have been able to act as intermediary effectively bringing together the required jobs from multiple businesses. Businesses can offer as little as one placement with us”

The scheme also comes with £1,500 upfront extra funding per placement to support young people to build their experience and help them move into sustained employment after they have completed their Kickstart Scheme-funded job.

Lisa Borrie founder of So Visualise who runs a micro business in Scarborough said “I currently have one employee and I am excited to create another role for a young person. Our role will be a creative design assistant, we will nurture the young person’s creativity and they can work with us on some exciting projects for the large brands we work with.”

Jenn said “We have already submitted an application for 33 roles to Department of Work and Pensions and we are taking expressions of interest from businesses wanting to be included in our next application, we are accepting roles from all across the Yorkshire Coast”

Anyone wanting to apply or discuss the scheme in more detail email [email protected]

Or telephone 01723 588000 or submit their application online https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/Y9ZVTMW