Southampton CEP is proud to be partnering with Artswork to host up to ten Kickstart roles for young people across our membership organisations over the course of the programme.

The Kickstart Scheme is a £2 billion fund to create hundreds of thousands of 6-month work placements for young people aged 16-24. Those who are eligible for the scheme will be supported by their Jobcentre Plus work coach to enrol. This national Government funding is available for jobs, covering the relevant National Minimum Wage for 25 hours a week, plus associated employer National Insurance contributions and employer minimum automatic enrolment contributions.  

Through the Kickstart Scheme, Artswork are offering a comprehensive wrap-around support and training package, accessible to organisations across the UK. They understand that employers need an employee ready to work hard, be motivated, inquisitive and interested, not only in their role but the workplace and industry they find themselves in.

Artswork use creative practice to enhance their training opportunities. As well as building skills and knowledge, they will challenge participants to be creative problem solvers and curious, engaged team members. For many, this will be their first ever job and they have developed an outstanding offer to support personal and professional development.  

For more information on the scheme click here.

To see the Kickstart roles offered by Artswork across Hampshire click here.