Business West responds to the opening of the Kickstart scheme

Kye Parkin
Communications Executive | Business West
2nd September 2020

Commenting on the launch of the Kickstart scheme, allowing employers to offer government-subsidised work placements for young people aged between 16-24 who are claiming Universal Credit and at risk of long-term unemployment, Business West Managing Director Phil Smith said:

“At a time when cashflow is tight, this fully funded scheme will help employers bring young people into the workplace and develop new talent for the future.

“To be successful, Kickstart needs to create long-term, quality employment opportunities and ensure that both businesses and employees are fully supported throughout the placement.

“Rooted in local business communities, Bristol, Bath, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire Chambers of Commerce understand employers’ growth aspirations and will be working to bring companies and young people together to create new jobs."

Business West is acting as a local intermediary for the Kickstart scheme - click here to find out more.

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  • Kickstart Scheme for Employers

    Business West is acting as a local intermediary for the Kickstart scheme. As part of the British Chambers network we're working with Department for Work and Pensions to pull together quality placements on behalf of smaller businesses in the region who want to participate in the scheme.

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