whg helps kickstart careers
1st April 2021
whg is helping young people to kickstart their careers as part of a new government initiative.
The leading Midlands’ landlord is recruiting ten trainees as part of the Kickstart programme, which provides six month work placements to young jobseekers.
The first three will begin their roles in May. They will be joining the lettings, tenancy services and planning teams, where they will learn the skills needed to find future employment.
An additional cohort will start their placement in June, with the final four joining the organisation in July.
Social Value Co-ordinator Donna Goodall said: “We know how hard it can be for young people to get on the career ladder, and during the pandemic it has become even more difficult.
“We are delighted to be supporting this initiative, which will give young jobseekers the skills and confidence they need for future employment.
“The roles on offer are in a variety of departments including money advice, communications and neighbourhood services and are a great way to find out what a role in that area is really like.”
Applicants need to be aged 16 to 24 and in receipt of Universal Credit. They also need to be referred through their Job Centre Plus adviser.
whg is part of the Kickstart Housing Partnership led by Clarion Housing Group, the UK’s largest provider of affordable housing. Organisations in the Partnership have secured funding from the Government to create new job placements for 16-24 year olds through the Kickstart programme.