Camden supports scheme to help Kickstart young people’s careers
Camden Council is calling on businesses to join the Kickstart Scheme to create job opportunities for young people struggling to get a foothold in London's hard-pressed job market.
Businesses in Camden are being encouraged to get involved in the Kickstart Scheme, a £2 billion Government initiative aiming to create thousands of six-month, paid work experience placements with employers.
Jobs under this scheme will be open to 16 to 24 year olds in receipt of Universal Credit and who are at risk of long-term unemployment.
The Council is working closely with local employers to create roles and has committed to creating 200 placements across the Borough, 30 of which will be within the Council and paid at London Living Wage.
Both businesses and young people have been hit really hard by this crisis. With this additional funding available, the Council is committed to doing everything we can to support them into good, well-paid and secure employment. There is a real risk of a lost generation - and we all have to do everything we can to prevent this. Our aim is to build on the Government's scheme and provide young people with high quality placements that equip them with the skills and experience needed for a better future.
Cllr Danny Beales, Cabinet Member for Investing in Communities, Culture and an Inclusive Economy