Thursday, 02 December 2021
The flagship scheme to address youth unemployment has been hamstrung by red tape and low demand, but is still "really positive for our sector".
Just over half of creative job placements under the Government's £2bn Kickstart scheme have been filled. Lower than expected demand and confusion about how the roles could be advertised has meant a slow start for the initiative, quickly established in September 2020 to offer six-month paid placements to 18 to 24 year olds eligible for Universal Credit. According to the Department for Work and... read more