EN:Able Communities has been granted a Kickstart contract from the Department of Works and Pensions (DPW) to be a Kickstart Gateway body. Kickstart is the £2bn government scheme seeking to enable 250,000 young people to gain work experience by December 2021 to support economic recovery.
Efficiency North’s charitable arm aims to support 32 16–24-year-olds, who are at risk of long-term unemployment, through job opportunities with a variety of partner companies and charities.
The Kickstart posts are fully funded by the government for the first 6 months of employment. Kickstart is an excellent opportunity to provide work experience in real jobs which, in turn, will lead either to future apprenticeships or to job opportunities.
EN:Able Futures will be providing mentoring and coaching to many of these young people, along with employability and life skill courses, using their specialist knowledge and experience in this field.
Many construction companies on the EN:Procure Framework have offered job placements. including
In addition a number of voluntary sector providers have also partnered with EN:Able Communities:
6 of the opportunities will be provided by Efficiency North Holdings, the Humber Construction Hub and EN:Procure.
Ian Billyard, Chair of EN:Able Communities, said: “I am delighted that EN:Able Communities is able to support so many SME construction frameworks and VSCE organisations that already work in partnership with Efficiency North through this initiative to help young people gain high quality and meaningful work experience.”
If your organisation would like to employ a young person on this scheme, you may still apply for additional places.
The posts are fully funded by the DWP, supported by a set up cost.
For further details please visit https://www.efficiencynorth.org/communities/kickstart or contact Simeon Perry, Head of Operations, EN:Able Communities E: Simeon.Perry@efficiencynorth.org