Fashion – Enter Ltd’s CEO Talks Kickstart in The Sunday Times
Announced at the beginning of the month (September 2020) the new government Kickstart scheme will provide funding to employers to create 6-month job placements for young people who are currently on Universal Credit and at risk of long-term unemployment.
As the economy staggers into action after months of furlough and business closures the scheme aims to create thousands of fully funded jobs across England, Scotland and Wales.
Chancellor Rishi Sunak unveiled the initiative, which is specifically aimed at the under-25s, government figures show that a record 538,000 under-25s claimed Universal Credit in lockdown and the scheme aims to address this age-bracket.
On Sunday 6th September Fashion-Enter CEO Jenny Holloway was featured in The Sunday Times, amongst others, in an article regarding the scheme titled: ‘Coronavirus: will Rishi Sunak’s latest job ruse rescue the young?’
Written by Jill Treanor the article discusses the scheme, whether it will work and how employers can get involved.
From the article:
‘Other bodies also intend to act as intermediaries, such as Fashion-Enter in north London, which provides training for the garment industry. Jenny Holloway, its founder, said employers had already approached her about talking part in the Kickstart scheme.’
As the UK’s leading training provider for apprenticeships in the fashion and textile sector Fashion-Enter is currently looking to incorporate the Kickstart scheme as a part of their training and employment offering.
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