Kickstart scheme is just the job for trust's new apprentices - The Solihull Observer

Kickstart scheme is just the job for trust's new apprentices

Solihull Editorial 8th Mar, 2022   0

TWENTY TWO young people have secured apprenticeships at the Canal & River Trust after benefiting from the Kickstart scheme to create job opportunities for 16-24-year olds.

The West Midlands Combined Authority is leading the region in promoting the Kickstart scheme, working in partnership with local councils and Chambers of Commerce to help young people in the UK who are struggling to find long-term and suitable work.

The Trust took on more than 60 kickstarters in 2021 and is now celebrating 22 of those successfully moving on to a full-time apprenticeship with the charity.

Andy Street, the Mayor of the West Midlands and chair of the WMCA, said: “Hearing positive stories of those who have signed up to the Kickstart scheme go onto full time apprenticeships is a testament to the hard work that local businesses and young people do to help us achieve this goal.

“I would urge our young people search online now to see the number and range of opportunities available on their doorstep, helping them to get their career off to the best possible start.”

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