Telford & Wrekin Council to offer 100 employment opportunities under Kickstart Scheme - SYST Business

Telford & Wrekin Council to offer 100 employment opportunities under Kickstart Scheme

Telford & Wrekin Council is to provide 100 work placements for young people in 2021 as part of the Government’s nationwide £2 billion Kickstart scheme.

The Kickstart scheme aims to create job opportunities for young people who are:

  • aged 16 to 24 years
  • at risk of long-term unemployment
  • in receipt of universal credit
  • under the supervision of a Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) job coach.

The Kickstart offer:

  • participants will be paid age related minimum wage
  • job roles must be new and not replace existing roles
  • minimum of 25 hours a week paid employment which will be fully funded by Government.

Job placements will be available across the Council for example customer services, business admin, environmental, schools and also outdoor work.

You can find below a list of the type of placements which are currently available:

  • Healthy spaces assistant
  • Community shop assistant
  • Grounds and cleansing role
  • Teaching assistant
  • ICT assistant role
  • Clerical assistant
  • Site assistant
  • Built heritage assistant
  • Customer service and administration assistant
  • Commercial assistant
  • Project administrator
  • Yard assistant
  • Project management assistant.

These roles are likely to be updated as we add new Kickstart opportunities over the next 12 months.

The posts will be offered on a 6 month fixed term contract so there could be turnover in some roles over the 12 month period. Participants will be employed on Telford & Wrekin Council terms and conditions and therefore will be required to comply with our policies of employment.

Weekly information sessions

If you’d like to find out more why not join the weekly Kickstart information session. These take place every Wednesday between 10am and 11am for anyone who is interested in a Kickstart role. The session will include details of what roles are on offer, how to apply plus some interview tips. Get in touch with the Job Box team to book a place.

What’s next?

If you believe you meet the criteria outlined at the top of this page and you are interested in applying for a Kickstart placement at the Council please speak to your job coach.

Your job coach will confirm your eligibility and you will then need to complete the online application form and an equal opportunities monitoring form.

If you are not currently able to apply for a Kickstart placemen but you would like further support to find a new job you can Get in touch with the Council’s Job Box team.

If you have any questions about the Kickstart Scheme please email [email protected].

Last updated: 22/01/2021 14:34