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Over 19,000 jobs made by Kickstart Scheme

The Government has announced that 19,672 jobs have been created through their kickstart scheme.

The jobs have been created in a number of sectors including tech, film and TV, communications fitness, and the charity sector.

The scheme has seen over 4,300 applications from employers and gateways looking to employ young people through the scheme.

The scheme was set up to fully subsidise 6 month placements for 16-24 year-olds who have seen significant damages to their job opportunities as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

As well as fully subsidising the placement, the Government is also giving £1,500 to employers in order to further train young people are take part in the Kickstart scheme.

Chancellor Rishi Sunak said:

“Our country’s future will be built by the next generation, so it’s vital that we harness the talent of young people as we rebuild from the pandemic. But this isn’t just about kickstarting our economy, we’re giving opportunity and hope to thousands of young people, kickstarting their careers and offering them a brighter future.”

Because of the sectors that young people often work in, young people have been disproportionately affected by the Government’s restrictions that are designed to flatten the curve of Covid.

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