The Kickstart Scheme is a government backed initiative and is all about creating meaningful job opportunities for young people at risk of long-term unemployment, this age group in particular has been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.
The scheme will initially prioritise young people aged between 16 and 24 who are claiming Universal Credit, each participant will be supported by their Jobcentre Plus work coach to enroll in the scheme.
Richmond Training Academy will support participants to develop the skills and tools needed to become closer to the job market by providing employability training and skills with an integrated introduction into Health and Social Care. The program includes but is not limited to employability skills, dealing with your first days at work, making the right impression at work and the role of a carer.
Each Kick Start applicant will attend this training session prior to attending interviews for a role at Starcare Ltd.
Each successful participant will then be enrolled onto an apprenticeship with Richmond Training Academy Ltd.
Susan Evans, Head of Richmond Training and Contracts Manager, commented on the support provided to young people: ‘Richmond Training Academy are delighted to be involved in such a worthwhile scheme, by helping young people onto a career path in Health and Social Care’.