Healthwatch Leicester and Healthwatch Leicestershire supports UK Government Kickstart Scheme
The kickstart scheme is a great way to get young people the work experience that some employers insist on having when applying for roles.
One of our “Core Values” is “giving back” – we share our successes by giving back to the community around us – to people who can use the help. As a part of this endeavour, Healthwatch Leicester and Healthwatch Leicestershire supports the UK government Kickstart Scheme, by helping young people into employment, develop their skills & employability, and hopefully move into exciting new careers.
Gemma Barrow, Chief Officer of Healthwatch Leicester and Healthwatch Leicestershire said: “At Healthwatch Leicester and Healthwatch Leicestershire, we understand the importance of supporting and promoting diversity, both in our people and to our stakeholders, and the Kickstart scheme will allow us to welcome an even greater pool of young talent. I’m delighted that through the Government’s Kickstart Scheme Healthwatch Leicester and Healthwatch Leicestershire is creating opportunities for young people across the country to get into careers in our thriving health and social care industry.”
The Kickstart Scheme helps create new jobs for 16 to 24-year-olds on Universal Credit or Jobseeker’s Allowance, and at risk of long-term unemployment. If you are
- Aged between 16-24
- On Universal credit
Healthwatch Leicester and Healthwatch Leicestershire is offering the following opportunity, for Research Projects Assistant role. Healthwatch Leicester and Healthwatch Leicestershire is an independent organisation set up to champion the views of patients and social care users in Leicester and Leicestershire, with the goal of making services better and improving health and wellbeing.
Who can apply?
The placements are for people aged 16-24 who are currently on universal credit and at risk of long-term unemployment.
We’re looking for people who are committed, enthusiastic and willing to get stuck in. You don’t need any formal qualifications, but we expect you to have a good level of numeracy and literacy skills.
If you’re eligible for Kickstart scheme, please get in touch with your local Jobcentre Managers or DWP office for full details on how to apply.