What is Kickstart?
This year nearly 1,300 young people will have the opportunity to take part in the Kickstart Government scheme, working in a local Football Club or Club Community Organisation.
Kickstart gives young people the opportunity to get a foothold in the professional work environment:
- Nationally, the scheme has already created more than 32,000 roles across the UK, with 4,000 employers already signed up.
- The Kickstart Scheme has now created more than 200,000 approved jobs, and is expecting to generate tens of thousands of more jobs in the coming months.
- The EFL Trust have now engaged over 400 young people in paid work via the government’s Kickstart Scheme…. and it’s just the start.
- Kickstart with the EFL Trust have placed 936 adverts, leading to 442 starters.
- 92% of those completing an EFL Trust placement have gone into a positive destination.
“Via the EFL network, we are providing more than 1,300 Kickstart placements to young unemployed people at 65 EFL Clubs across the country as part of our commitment to supporting young people into employment – one of the groups hit hardest by unemployment during the pandemic.” – Mike Evans, CEO of the EFL Trust.
Young people have been hit especially hard by the Covid-19 Pandemic, and Kickstart focuses on enabling them with the best possible opportunities of securing employment. Under the scheme, the EFL Trust will be acting as a Gateway provider, bringing together a network of Football Clubs, Community Organisations and other partners. We will provide a wealth of opportunities across the country for youngsters aged 16-24 who are claiming Universal Credit.
So far, over 65 Football Club have signed up to be involved, offering six-month work placements. Job roles including business admin, sports coaches, marketing, ground staff, finance, youth work, graphic design, film & photography, HR and data administration. The jobs will give young people the opportunity to build their skills in the workplace and to gain experience in order to improve their chances of finding long-term work.
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EFL Trust has worked collaboratively with the Kickstart programme, to help young individuals secure employment, to acquire new skills and valuable work experiences.
Here are some of the many stories of young people who have benefited from the Kickstart programme:
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