Diversity Helps Kickstart Careers
Diversity Energy has welcomed two new staff members to its team as part of the national Kickstart scheme.
Thomas O’Donnell has joined the team as Office Junior, and Ruaraidh Elder as Trainee Installation Labourer.
The Kickstart Scheme provides funding to create new jobs for 16 to 24 year olds on Universal Credit who are at risk of long term unemployment. Young people enter a work placement with an employer and the UK Government pays them minimum wage for 6 months.
Working 25 hours per week, the Kickstarters gain hands-on experience in the workplace, developing their skillsets and increasing their long term employability. Full time permanent positions can be offered at the end of the six month period.
Tracie Lovie, CEO at Diversity Energy, commented, "I want to actively help young people become more employable by helping them to increase their skills and experience in the workplace. As a growing company with an increasing staff base, this scheme is ideal for us as we are able to enlist additional resources at minimum initial cost, whilst the trainees themselves gain invaluable experience and skills development."
She continued, "Additional financial support is available to help us provide additional training to further upskill the trainees and provide them with the knowledge they need to perform well as part of our team. We hope that at the end of the six month placement, they will be ensured of the further career opportunities available at Diversity and will want to remain as part of our staff team."
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