From Curious Minds:
As the country slowly began to re-open, the government announced its Plan for Jobs in July 2020. Amongst other things this includes; aiming to triple the number of traineeships available, more funding to encourage employers to take on apprenticeships and the introduction of the Kickstart scheme to fund the direct creation of high quality jobs for young people at the highest risk of long-term unemployment.
More details were unveiled about Kickstart on 2nd September and the scheme is now open to applications. The placements will be 6 months long, 25 hours per week and for 16-24 year-olds claiming universal credit. More details about the scheme are here. Applications must be for a minimum of 30 job placements, ruling out most museums’ ability to apply to the scheme, but if an organisation is unable to offer this many job placements it can partner with other organisations as a consortium to reach the minimum number.
Curious Minds is interested in gauging the interest and needs of the North West’s cultural sector in relation to Kickstart. The purpose of this survey is to collect an idea of organisations who would be interested in joining a Kickstart consortium, to get a picture of its viability in the North West. This information will be used by Curious Minds and partners to identify what the needs are for the region, and who is best placed to lead this work. To complete the short survey please click.