The Department for Work and Pensions have launched a £2 billion Kickstart Scheme which will put young people at the heart of the economic recovery by supporting the creation of six month paid work placements for young people aged 16-24 years of age. This is for any business across all sectors including the private, public and voluntary and community sectors.
For full details of the Kickstart Scheme please click here
Businesses that wish to offer 30 or Job Placements through the scheme should apply directly to the Government, for more information click here.
To support the many small and medium sized companies in the Tees Valley to access this support and create jobs, Mayor Houchen has pledged to act as a Gateway for any businesses who wish to offer less than 30 Job Placements.
In addition to acting as a Gateway for Tees Valley businesses the Tees Valley Combined Authority will also provide extended wrap around support for the young person to access skills training and support to ensure a positive progression once the Kickstart Job placement ends.
For further information, guidance and frequently asked questions, click here.
If you are an employer that wishes to engage with the Combined Authority to act as the Gateway, further information and how to apply can be found below.
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