Amey set to roll out Government’s Kickstart scheme to help boost job prospects of young people
Leading public service provider, Amey, is set to roll out the Government’s Kickstart scheme to help Britain bounce back and support young people whose job prospects have been affected by Covid-19.
The Kickstart scheme, announced by the Chancellor last year, aims to secure quality job roles for unemployed young people between the ages of 16-24, for a minimum of 25 hours a week for a period of six months.
Amey has been identifying suitable roles across the UK and has developed a robust programme that enables young people on the scheme to build their confidence, experience and skills in the workplace through on the job training, as well as having learning and development opportunities, boosting their long-term job prospects.
In total, Amey has pledged to provide at least 60 six-month placements across the business and will where possible offer full-time roles. Amey is committed to making sure the young people enrolled are offered a career path, and where possible an apprenticeship following the six-month funding period.
Amanda Fisher, Amey Chief Executive, commented: “I am proud that Amey is a signatory to the Government’s Kickstart scheme and will soon be recruiting for more than 60 roles across the business. Covid-19 has created numerous challenges for young people, and we recognise the need to support job creation and help tackle the growing skills gap within our industry. We are committed to attracting, training and retaining talent and I am excited to welcome our new starters later this year.”
The commitment forms part of Amey’s Young People strategy, which aims to provide opportunities to young people who face barriers or disadvantage, promote STEM opportunities to young people, and enable a diverse pipeline of future talent.
Amey already has more than 200 ambassadors across the business promoting STEM in schools, colleges and universities to inspire the next generation of young people and offers a range of apprentice and graduate opportunities for young people.
To find out more about Amey’s commitment to young people, please visit: www.amey.co.uk/inspire