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Kickstart Academy – Getting young people into jobs

Date: Monday, 25th Jan 2021 | Category: Newsletter January 2021

Project Initiatives have launched The Kickstarter Academy, supporting young people aged 16-24 into employment through the Kickstarter Scheme announced by the government. This scheme will see the government pay the wages of all young people aged 16-24 employed through the scheme for a minimum of 25 hours a week and paid minimum wage. Businesses employing Kickstarters will also receive money for overheads.

Alexandra Parry from Project Initiatives said

“This will lead into the work we do with young people in Staffordshire through our virtual programmes of Fitness, Security, Digital Marketing, Warehousing, Event Management, Mentoring, Customer Service, Teaching & Learning as well as Beauty. But, we will be adding in soft employment skills around CV workshops, interview techniques and induction courses. This will be fully-funded, and the employers will be able to help shape courses and qualifications if they have a specification.”

Alexandra then went on to explain

” We will be helping Kickstarters find employment within their chosen sector and location, supporting them through the interview and work experience process; and see them be successfully placed. If a Kickstarter is not successful in the interview, then we will continue to find them employment with our Kickstarter employers until they are successfully placed.


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