New Kickstart placements for young people
The third sector in Midlothian is working in partnership with Midlothian Council and Midlothian Third Sector Interface to offer over 30 Kickstart placements to young people in the new year. The scheme is designed to improve employability - and the chances of sustained employment - for 16-24-year-olds currently on Universal Credit and at risk of long-term unemployment.
Regular paid work
The funding will support employers to provide six months of work for young people. It will be regular, paid work which will help them develop transferable skills, such as team work, and demonstrate to future employers that they have a track record of being a reliable employee with an up-to-date reference.
The organisations taking part are Bonnyrigg After School, Cyrenians, Gorebridge Out of School Care, LACS Childcare Services Ltd, Midlothian Surestart and Midlothian Voluntary Action.
Look out for more information about these placements on our website and on social media in the New Year.