Kickstart scheme: Care leavers ‘should be at the front of the queue’ for jobs

Care
leavers should be “at the front of the queue” for jobs offered through the
government’s new £2bn Kickstart scheme, ministers have said. The scheme which
launches today gives employers the opportunity to offer young people on
Universal Credit state-subsidised work placements offers businesses £1,500 to
set up support and training for those on the scheme.

Next week, applications will open for the care leavers paid internships scheme, which will provide 12-month paid placements in central government for young people leaving care. Applications open from 7 September to 5 October.

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Written by Finley T.