Giving young people a Kickstart in Bucks

By Cllr Anita Cranmer | 28 July 2021

I know many councils are offering Kickstart placements and in Buckinghamshire we have chosen to go big on the project, offering an initial 35 places in various roles across the organisation.

Kickstart is the new flagship scheme from the Government to give a boost to young people, one of the groups most adversely affected by the economic impact of the pandemic. The scheme gives young people aged 16 to 24, currently on Universal Credit, the opportunity to take up a six-month, paid work placement with a local employer.

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