One of the most economically hardest hit groups, effected by the COVID-19 pandemic, is the young. That is why both Broadland and South Norfolk Councils are taking part in Kickstart, the government’s recently announced scheme to support 18 to 24 year olds who are not in employment or education.
As part of the scheme, the Councils are offering placements of up to 25 hours of work per week for six months.
To join Kickstart businesses and organisations must be able to support a minimum of 30 young people. The two councils recognise that most businesses in their districts could not support that number of young people and therefore they will be acting as the lead partners, coordinating the project and supporting businesses and organisations who would like to have a work placement.
Broadland and South Norfolk Councils will help businesses set up the work placement, find a young person, and give support for the duration of the placement. They will also be providing the young person with advice on applying for jobs and give interview advice. All the business will be asked to do is provide a qualitive work placement and day to day supervision.
Businesses that take part can claim100% of the young person’s pay back, plus national insurance contributions.
The scheme offers the chance to work with business and organisations in Broadland and South Norfolk to support young people and Kickstart them into work.
If you are a business and want to be involved, please ring 01508 533933 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are a young person wishing to be considered for a work placement, you will need to register with the job centre.