Council creates 4 Kickstart placements in Hart

Hart District Council has been successfully approved to provide 4 new job opportunities for young people in the district who are currently on Universal Credit and are at risk of long-term unemployment.  

The aim of Kickstart, which is part of the Government’s ‘Plan for Jobs’ scheme, is to get 16-24-year olds who are struggling to find work, into employment during the Covid-19 pandemic.  

Each job placement is completely new, lasting for six months and helping young people to build their confidence and experience in the workplace; all while earning a regular minimum wage for up to 25 hours per week. Two positions will be within the Corporate Services team and two in the Community Services team.  

How to apply 

To apply for one of the council’s Kickstart roles, applicants must be registered with Jobcentre Plus and be claiming Universal Credit. Those already registered and claiming Universal Credit can discuss the eligibility criteria with their work coach to see if they’re a suitable applicant.