Cumbria Chamber of Commerce has launched a Kickstart placement vacancy page on its website so young people can see placement positions on offer.
The £2 billion Kickstart Scheme provides funding to create job placements for 16 to 24-year-olds on Universal Credit who are at risk of long term unemployment.
The chamber acts as an approved Department for Work and Pensions gateway provider.
Fully subsidised by the Government, the scheme covers 100 per cent of the National Minimum Wage for a minimum 25-hour week for six months, plus National Insurance and pension contributions.
Almost 400 placements have now been approved by DWP, with around 50 young people now in in work.
The list of placements on the chamber website is not exhaustive but can give an insight into the roles offered by businesses throughout the county.
It will be updated regularly with new roles.
Kickstart placement vacancies can be found at https://www.cumbriachamber.co.uk/policy-and-representation/kickstart-placement-vacancies
Roles on the website are for information purposes only. If a young person sees a role they want to apply for, they must apply through their local job centre and speak directly to their work coach.
Businesses can apply for a Kickstarter through the chamber’s Kickstart co-ordinator, Eve Halliday at [email protected]