The chief executive of Liverpool City Region-based I Am Moore (IAM) has called on employers who are signed up to the Government’s Kickstart Scheme to use their kickstarters or lose them, before the March 2022 deadline.
Headed up by Lynn Lock, I Am Moore is a social impact mission set up to upskill and support young professionals from their initial meetings in Jobcentres until the end of a paid six month role, and then into long-term employment. So far, I Am Moore has placed over 180 young people into work – 29 in the last month alone – but there are employers signed up to the mission still yet to take the full opportunity the scheme presents.
Chief executive, I Am Moore, Lynn Lock, said:
“There are a number of kickstart gateways like I Am Moore that have employers signed up but still yet to employ a kickstarter. This may be because they’ve not met a candidate suitable for a particular role or they’ve simply not had the time to go through the process.
“I want to remind those looking to employ young people about the amazing opportunities and benefits to their business the Kickstart Scheme can bring.
You can train someone for a certain skill, which you are also paid to do, and their salary is reimbursed. And if you have a need for a specific skill, don’t be afraid to diversify your search and train them for what is needed in your business. The options are endless and very flexible, and as a gateway we will hold your hand throughout the whole process. But I do urge them to act now before the March 31 deadline – the date when the scheme comes to an end.”
Working with employers from a range of sectors including hospitality, education and construction, I Am Moore’s pledge to get young adults aged 16-24 from across the Liverpool City Region and beyond into paid employment continues, with the aim of placing 500 candidates before the March deadline.
For more information about I Am Moore and the job vacancies available, visit the https://www.iammoore.org/, social media – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn, or Lynn Lock on firstname.lastname@example.org