In its recent work the Youth Employment Group has identified that the UK needs to create 1000 opportunities a day in order to bring youth unemployment back down to pre-covid levels. As we head into a potentially turbulent winter the immediate landscape does not look good for young people and they have already been the hardest hit by the economic impact of coronavirus.
Kickstart is just one part of the #Planforjobs announced by the treasurer and it will be important to ensure its success. Developing good quality placements for those young people who need them most will be at the heart of this webinar and attending organisations will leave with some practical resources and tips to develop their own #YouthFriendly Kickstart Programme.
Youth Employment UK has now created a Kickstart Guide for Employers to help support and advise them to create a good quality Kickstart Programme for the Candidate.
This resource has been created by Youth Employment UK to support employers and gateway organisations looking to create Kickstart Programmes. We have consulted with the young people in our network to explore what a good Kickstart Programme would look like to them and have embedded their views into this guidance.
The guide contains support about:
- What young people want from the Kickstart programme
- Information about the scheme
- Working with Kickstart Gateway Organisations
- How to design your programme
- Managing and Supporting the young people
- Recruitment ,Job Descriptions, Opportunity, Promotion & Selection
- Development and Completion
- Opportunities to work with us
To support the guide Youth Employment UK is hosting a webinar alongside an expert panel including DWP Kickstart Policy Leads, young people and Youth Friendly Employers Coca-Cola European Partners and ABP UK as we explore together the opportunities and challenges of Kickstart and how to create high quality placements.
You can register for the webinar here