Published: 21st Apr 2021

Keepmoat Homes is helping young people into employment following a difficult year due to the national pandemic, through a government programme.  The house builder is supporting the government’s Kickstart scheme, providing 42 work placements nationwide. The Kickstart scheme is designed to support those aged between 16 and 24 who are currently claiming Universal Credit and are at risk of long-term unemployment. Keepmoat Homes has supported the scheme for many years and this year has been successful in gaining approval for 42 placements so far, across a number of roles within the construction sector, from site labourer to office-based roles including sales, commercial, customer care, HR and finance. The scheme provides a paid six-month job for under 25s, supporting them to develop the skills and experience needed for permanent work afterwards. During the placement, participants will undertake on-the-job training, along with added support to help them forge a successful career such … (To read the full article, subscribe below)