At Permutable, we are delighted to be supporting the government’s drive to create jobs for young people at risk of long-term unemployment. Thanks to a grant from the Department for Works & Pensions Kickstart Scheme, we are soon to create two new positions for young people who need employability support to develop their work skills and help them find future employment.
We look forward to playing a part in the immediate response to the youth unemployment crisis by offering a programme of transferrable skills development in the fields of AI and climate change, invaluable on-the-job training and experience, mentoring and essential life skills, with the aim of giving our young people the confidence to help them work and start out their careers with their best foot forward.
Wilson Chan, founder of Permutable said, “Employment prospects for young people after coronavirus look particularly bleak. With youth unemployment set to remain high, even once the economy recovers, and the economic cost of youth unemployment in terms of lost national output, forecast to rise to £6.9 billion in 2022 the time to act is now. That’s why we are proud to be supporting the government’s Kickstart Scheme with the creation of two roles at Permutable especially crafted for young people deadlocked in the youth unemployment crisis.”
About the Kickstart Scheme
The Kickstart Scheme is a 6 month paid job with a local employer, funded by the Government. It provides a fully funded opportunity for young people to gain experience of working in some of Britain’s most exciting companies.
The Kickstart Scheme was announced by the Chancellor in the Summer, and will offer hundreds of thousands of job opportunities over the next two years. A £2 billion pot is available to fully fund exciting positions with businesses across Britain.
Jobs from the Kickstart Scheme are open to 16-24 year olds, who are claiming Universal Credit, and are at risk of long term unemployment. If you have a work coach they will talk to you about the Kickstart Scheme and whether it’s right for you.