Creating ‘Kickstart’ jobs for young people
2021 - January, Latest news
We’ve joined a consortium of 59 other organisations, 44 of which are from the housing sector, to offer over 800 jobs for people aged 16-24 across England and Wales.
The consortium is being led by Clarion Housing Group who have helped to secure roughly £6 million in funding to create the roles where 100% of national minimum wage is paid by the government for the six month work placement.
PA Housing will be directly employing 19 young people across a variety of roles and locations in the areas we operate in. The successful recruits will be provided with support and training throughout the process and every young person will be assigned a mentor, who will help them to develop basic work skills and access additional opportunities.
Helping to improve the opportunities and outcomes for people within the communities we serve has always been central to the ethos of PA Housing. The Kickstart initiative is providing PA with a new and exciting opportunity for us to do even more in that area by providing valuable work experience opportunities for young adults not currently in employment. The programme is designed to develop their skills, confidence and experience to enhance future employability and broaden their horizons in terms of the opportunities and careers they can pursue going forward.”Richard Reid, Learning & Development Manager
Following the success of this initial bid, further applications will be made by Clarion for funding to support additional job placements on behalf of consortium members. By the end of the programme the aim is to have delivered more than 1,000 placements, making a real difference to young people nationwide.
To apply for a Kickstart role, you need to be aged 16-24, living in England or Wales and on Universal Credit.