NABGC LOOKING TO HELP PROVIDE A KICKSTART FOR YOUNG PEOPLE’S FUTURES
The National Association of Boys & Girls Clubs have welcomed the launch of the UK Government’s Kickstart work placement scheme.
The £2 billion scheme seeks to encourage companies, charities and organisations provide six-month work placements by providing grants that will help pay salaries and training and so on. More information can be found at this link.
Andy Hamill, National Director of NABGC, said, “The NABGC welcomes the Kickstart scheme and believes that it can only be good for young people, providing them with much needed skills, training and work experience as well as a minimum of six-months income. It’s an opportunity for young people to make the most of.”
The NABGC have registered as a Kickstart Gateway intermediary and a number of the NABGC members have already expressed their interest in providing young people with a range of skills and experiences that will help them to deliver youth work and activities within local youth clubs as well as a number of placements being trained in administration, PR and promotion and much more.
Andy continued, “Whilst we have already received a great deal of interest there is still plenty of opportunity for members to get involved. We are also speaking to a number of other potential partners that will help add some more substance to our application but we believe we have a quite unique opportunity which will provide a great experience for those young people placed across our network.”
If you want more information about the NABGC plans for the Kickstart scheme and / or to express your interest in being involved, please contact Andy on firstname.lastname@example.org