Creating job opportunities for young people

A charity is urging regional SMEs to consider recruiting under the government’s kickstart scheme.

Wednesday, 19th May 2021, 7:00 am
Alexandra Johnson, Chief Executive, RHWE.

Newcastle-based Reviving The Heart of the West End (RHWE) says the move will aid recovery from lockdown and create opportunities for unemployed young people.

The charity is concerned that the North East has the lowest uptake nationally, and that employers and young people are missing out on the many benefits that the scheme brings.

Alexandra Johnson, Chief Executive, RHWE said: “It’s disappointing that we have such low take up in the region, as we know that many businesses have been hit hard by COVID and that young people losing work or graduating during the pandemic are finding opportunities harder to come by.

“We’ve seen organisations thrive from these fully funded placements, and we know that young people have so much to offer and yet are unable to realise their potential due to the current climate.”

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