Getting young people into work

Today the government announced new funding to help businesses get young people into work boost job creation and ensure more young people can gain the skills they need to progress in their careers as we build back better from the pandemic.

  • The government's top priority after protecting the NHS and saving lives has been to support, protect and create jobs throughout the pandemic and we want to give businesses of all sizes an incentive to create more trainee opportunities to give young people a vital route into work.
  • So new funding has been announced as part of the Plan for Jobs, offering firms a £1,000 bonus for every trainee that they take on, up to a maximum of 10 trainees. The programmes last between 6 weeks and 12 months, and focus on developing vital employability skills, alongside additional English, maths and digital skills. 
  • This is in addition to the apprentice scheme announced last year, which offers employers up to £2,000 for each new apprentice they hire, and our £2 billion Kickstart Scheme. 
  • As we build back better from the pandemic it is vital to help young people get the skills and confidence they need to progress as well as supporting businesses to create and fill more jobs up and down the country.


Jim said…
So totally ruin the economy then pretend to be helping by launching another "kickstart" team.

Chris Whiteside said…
With support from Kickstart companies have created more than 120,000 jobs for young people.

I don't think those young people would see the support to get them into work as "pretending" to help.

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