More than 4,350 applications from employers and gateways organisations that act on behalf of employers offering 29 or fewer vacancies have been made. Jobs in tech, logistics, communications, media, fitness, charity and infrastructure are among the roles on offer.
Here’s what some of the organisations involved in the scheme have to say:
Peter Grauer, Chairman, Bloomberg L.P. said:
“The coronavirus crisis has taken an enormous toll on job markets around the globe, with young people some of the worst affected.
“As we turn towards the future, the UK Government’s Kickstart Scheme offers an innovative solution to helping young people back into the job market. We are proud to be part of such an ambitious initiative and look forward to welcoming a promising array of young talent across our UK business.”
Gerard Grech, CEO, Tech Nation said:
“Kickstart is a fantastic enabler for the economy. Talent is everywhere, but opportunity is not, so it’s really important we all do our best to help everyone fulfil their potential. I’m delighted to see the Kickstart Scheme embraced by UK scale ups which will inspire a new and diverse generation into tech. Digital tech now accounts for 9% of the UK workforce and more than a fifth of the workforce in the UK’s biggest cities, plus over 90,000 jobs a week in tech were advertised in August.”
James Martin, Director of Policy, British Chambers of Commerce said:
“The Kickstart Scheme will help firms create and support thousands of opportunities for young people, maintaining their access to the job market and driving the UK’s economic recovery.
“Rooted in local business communities across the UK, Chambers are playing a leading role in connecting businesses with young people to create long-term quality employment opportunities. They will want to see the application process simplified.”