22 April 2021


Looking for work?

Looking for work?

If you’re aged between 16 and 24 and claiming Universal Credit, then we have loads of opportunities to tell you about!

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(and we also have lots to tell you about if you're looking to recruit some young people into your job roles - read on for more!)

Unfortunately, the younger age group has been disproportionately affected by the impact of the pandemic on the jobs market, with many younger people working in retail and hospitality, where lockdowns have meant closures for months at a time.

Thankfully, we’re easing out of lockdown now and some of those jobs are being advertised again. And, better still, the government has created a scheme that is especially designed to help younger people get into work – and YHN is playing a big part in making that a reality!

“Kickstart” is a central part of the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak’s, Plan for Jobs, designed to protect the UK economy and get people working again. The Kickstart scheme provides funding to create six-month job placements for 16-24 year olds on Universal Credit.

YHN has been appointed as a Kickstart Gateway. This means that, as well as creating our own placements across YHN, we are also supporting other employers across the city to create even more placements.

To apply for any vacancy, you must be referred by your Job Centre Coach. You will receive a referral link with advice on how to apply.

If you'd like to find out more, please contact our Employability team on employabilityteam@yhn.org.uk or call 07814 753088. They're a very friendly bunch and they'd love to hear from you!

Calling all employers!

How would you feel about some extra help at no cost to you?? If you'd like to take on a young person under the Kickstart scheme you could benefit from an enthusiastic new employee whose salary is paid by the Government and up to £1500 towards their training!

Best of all, if you use YHN's Kickstart Gateway you'll save yourself the admin involved on things like payroll and we can even sort out recruitment for you!

Interested? Just get in touch to find out how we might be able to help! Contact our Employability team today on employabilityteam@yhn.org.uk or call 07814 753088

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