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Kickstart Scheme

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Lincolnshire Co-op will be recruiting 30 eligible young people to take on new roles across Lincolnshire, North Lincolnshire, and Newark.

Working with The Prince's Trust, we've signed up to take part in the government's Kickstart Scheme, which aims to help young people find paid work experience and improve their employability. 

Participants will be working 25 hours per week during their six-month placement, with the possibility of a permanent position upon successful completion of the scheme. A variety of roles are available including Customer Services Assistant, Pharmacy Warehouse Assistant at Maltby's Warehouse, and Bakery Assistant at Gadsby’s Bakery. Those participating will also receive mentoring support, training, and access to online courses.

  • The Kickstart Scheme was announced by the Chancellor in Summer 2020 and expects to offer hundreds of thousands of job opportunities over the next few years.
  • The Government will fund 30 x six-month paid placements with Lincolnshire Co-op, with the possibility of a permanent job after the placement is completed.
  • Jobs from the Kickstart Scheme will be open to people 16-24 years old, who are claiming Universal Credit, and are at risk of long-term unemployment.
  • You'll also need to be a confident communicator, enthusiastic and eager to learn.
  • You'll find that no two days are the same in one our workplaces and your duties and responsibilities will be varied and diverse.
  • You can find a comprehensive job description, by clicking the job titles below:
  1. Customer Service Assistant - Food Store
  2. Pharmacy Warehouse Assistant - Maltby's Warehouse
  3. Bakery Assistant - Gadsby's Bakery
  • You'll need to speak to your Jobcentre Plus work coach, and they will talk to you about the Kickstart Scheme and whether it’s right for you. 
  • We're currently accepting applications on our website.
  • If your application is successful, your placement will begin on June 1st. 

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