TDA is working with partners in Torbay and Somerset to help small businesses get involved in the Kickstart Scheme.
The scheme enables employers to offer Government-subsidised work placements for young people aged between 16-24 who are claiming Universal Credit and at risk of long-term unemployment.
Torbay and Somerset businesses who want to register their interest in the scheme and to learn more about how that can offer placements can email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Kickstart Scheme aims to create high-quality, six-month work placements for young people and help them develop the skills and experience they need to find work once they have completed the scheme.
The Government will fund 100% of the relevant National Minimum Wage for 25 hours per week, including employer National Insurance and minimum automatic enrolment contributions. In addition, £1,500 per job placement is available to cover set-up costs and work readiness training, such as life skills and employability support.
More information about eligibility for the scheme is available from the Government online here.