Wolves at Work is encouraging young people and city employers to get involved in the Kickstart scheme after it was extended until March 2022.
The scheme is open to 16 to 24 year olds on Universal Credit and at risk of long-term unemployment. It offers them the opportunity of a 6 month job placement to gain valuable work experience.
Young people should speak to their Jobcentre Coach to determine if they are eligible, and they will then be referred to a Kickstart job placement.
There are Kickstart vacancies available now, both within the Council and with other city employers.
Any employers – small or large - who think they can provide placements should email email@example.com to find out more.
The funding provides employers with £1,500 per placement to support with setup costs and the Government will pay the national minimum wage for a 25 hour working week. The Wolves at Work team can help employers with the application and support with job template submissions - but employers must register by Friday 26 November, 2021 and new placements need to start by March 2022.
For more information visit Kickstart Scheme.
For additional information please visit Wolves Workbox, which offers easy access to support, training and advertises current vacancies. Individual work coaches are on hand to support jobseekers to secure new jobs or upskill in existing roles, while receiving mentoring support.
Wolves at Work provides tailored ethical recruitment and workforce development business support. Wolves at Work also offers support to care leavers, former military personnel and ex-offenders.
Anyone who needs support can contact Wolves at Work by emailing WolvesatWork@wolverhampton.gov.uk.