Helping young people into work

We are offering young people the chance to gain a six-month paid job placement with us as part of the Government’s Kickstart scheme.

The Salvation Army has 85 roles available for 16 to 24 year olds, who claim Universal Credit and are at risk of long-term unemployment.

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Placements are available within our Homelessness Services Unit (Lifehouses), Older People’s Services, SATCOL charity shops and selected community programmes. Roles include marketing assistants and activities co-ordinators to catering staff and gardeners and will be advertised through Jobcentre Plus work coaches.

Rebecca Keating, The Salvation Army’s Director of Employment Services said: "It’s harder than ever for young people to find jobs and so we welcome this opportunity to give them their first step on the career ladder. This is more than just paid work experience as each Kickstarter will have a dedicated employability professional to support them on their journey.

Those that are keen to stay on with us afterwards, could consider an apprenticeship or further training; we would definitely look to take people on a longer-term basis where possible.”

Salaries will be paid at the National Minimum Wage (or the National Living Wage depending on the age of the participant) for 25 hours of work per week.

Visit Jobcentre Plus to get in touch with your local branch and see what roles we have available.

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