A KICKSTART scheme is giving businesses an incentive to offer placements.

Cumbria Chamber of Commerce is helping businesses access the Kickstart scheme which is on offer from the UK Government. Businesses are reimbursed by the scheme for offering six month placements to young people between the ages of 16 and 24 who are on universal credit and at risk of unemployment.

Employers able to offer 30 or more placements can apply directly whereas smaller firms must use an intermediary like Cumbria Chamber of Commerce. For more info contact: eve@cumbriachamber.co.uk