This year nearly 500 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 world of work. Nationally, the scheme has already created more than 32,000 roles across the UK and 4,000 employers have signed up. Tens of thousands more jobs are expected in the coming months.
Young people have been hit especially hard by Coronavirus and Kickstart focuses on giving them the best possible chance of getting a job.
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 placement. 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.