Scheme to help young Hackney people kickstart their careers
- Credit: Kickstart
A scheme in Hackney will see hundreds of young people offered work placements over the next few months.
Hackney Council has just been approved by the government to act as a "gateway" organisation for the Kickstart Scheme, which aims to help 16- to 24-year-olds who are out of work to get on the job ladder.
Hundreds of six-month work placements will be offered, with 48 applicants employed directly by Hackney Council.
Cllr Carole Williams, employment chief for the local authority, said: “The impact of the coronavirus pandemic has been hard on young people in Hackney, leaving many anxious about what to do next in terms of education and employment.
“As a council it is crucial that we harness the extraordinary talent of our young people in this borough to ensure that a generation isn’t left behind by these economically challenging times."
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To join this scheme, applicants must be on Universal Credit or be willing to apply for Universal Credit.
Those interested can complete the form at tinyurl.com/46t88w9h to apply.
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