Kickstart your career

Salford young people are being offered the chance to Kickstart their careers with six months paid work experience.

Salford City Council and partners are offering 40 placements to 16 to 24 year olds who are unemployed in a range of areas from working with children and finance to helping people improve their health or learning to repair bikes.

And it’s looking for other Salford employers to take part in the government backed scheme which covers the full cost of hosting the six-month placement. Salford City Council has partnered with the Growth Company, the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce and JobCentre Plus to help employers develop Kickstart opportunities.

“Unemployment, particularly amongst young people, has risen during the pandemic so this is a great opportunity to get back into work, boost your skills and confidence and make a contribution to the organisation you’re working for,” said Deputy City Mayor, Councillor John Merry.

“People who take part in Kickstart will be ideally placed to go for any vacancies that open up either where they have been working or with other companies and organisations that the council and its partners regularly work with. There will be opportunities for training too during the placement.”

Young people are being invited to an online briefing on Tuesday 19 January at 10.30am to find out more about the early years opportunities in local nurseries and on Thursday 21 January at 10.30am to learn about the other placements. Anyone interested should email sebastian.young@salford.gov.uk to take part.

There’s also the first of a series of briefings for businesses on Wednesday 20 January from 8.30am to 10.30am which can be booked through Eventbrite.

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Date published
Wednesday 13 January 2021

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