Tops Day Nurseries has signed up to the UK government’s new ‘kickstart’ scheme, in the latest step in the company’s commitment to greater diversity and inclusion.
The £2 billion scheme has been designed to ensure young people at risk of long term unemployment have a future of opportunity and hope by creating quality, government-subsidised jobs across the UK, helping to spur the country’s economic recovery after the coronavirus pandemic.
Offering 35 brand new job openings, the placements will provide an incredible and unique experience for young people seeking their first role in and around the Early Years Sector. The new jobs are not replacing existing or planned vacancies, nor causing any existing colleagues to lose or reduce their employment hours and the government will be paying the wages of those filling the new Kickstart vacancies.
In signing up to this innovative new scheme Tops Day Nurseries is looking to welcome applicants from across the South Coast, with the successful candidates able to develop their skills with one of the UK’s most eco-sustainable, award winning childcare providers.
Cheryl Hadland, Managing Director of Tops Day Nurseries commented “In such an uncertain time I am delighted to be able to offer secure positions at Tops Day Nurseries to support the economy. The pandemic has been difficult for us all, but it has been particularly difficult for the younger workers who have been made redundant or are facing long-term employment issues.
We have created brand new positions in our nurseries and have even offered the opportunity to work alongside our Head Office team to gain experience in a covid secure office environment. Roles include Lunch Support Assistants, Department Junior, Marketing Support Assistant, Legal Intern and more.”
The Government have announced that the Kickstart scheme will initially be open until December 2021, but there is the option for it to be extended. Young people will be referred into the new roles through their Jobcentre Plus work coach.
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