Gloucestershire College has announce that there are 85 vacancies available to motivated young people across Gloucestershire, through the government’s Kickstart Scheme.
The new incentive, launched in October, was created to support 16 to 24-year-olds in receipt of Universal Credit, to reduce the risk of them becoming long-term unemployed. It offers a six-month paid job with a local employer, funded by the government.
Gloucestershire College became an intermediary for local employers wanting to get involved in the scheme. It has helped 40 businesses through the application process and will provide training and support to the successful candidates during their placements and beyond.
The 85 paid placements range from hands-on, hospitality and retail roles such as Mechanical Fitter, Trainee Lawncare Operative, Maintenance Technician, Deputy Manager and Trainee Chef to social media, sales and marketing assistants, business and finance administrators, and creative roles such as Junior Digital Designer, Web Designer Publisher and Junior 3D Artist.
County employers, big and small, hiring for these roles include: Adey, Absolute Creative Marketing, Arriva Group, Caple Banks, Cotswold Motors, Donaldson and Newman, Ethical Addictions, Gloucester Corporate Services, Green Fuels Research, Griffiths Marshall, Iron Mills, Keyway, Mosaique Creative and Marketing, MRCB Property Solutions, Neon Play, SoundHouseMusic, Tayntons, Thomas & Thomas Property, The Friendship Café, The Speech House Hotel and Gloucestershire College itself.