Government Kickstart Help With Recruitment In Logistics
Warehouse workers have never been in such high demand.
With the switch to more and more on-line shopping this situation will continue to grow and with increasing difficulties in recruiting staff, many challenges lie ahead.
The new government backed Kickstart scheme might go some way to helping with this problem by offering young people, aged 16 – 24, in receipt of Universal Credit and actively seeking work, the chance to work for six months, 25 hours per week, fully paid by government. In addition there is also money for training, so the essentials like fork lift training can also be paid for.
This is where logistics experts Dulson Training come in. Partnering with Shrewsbury Colleges Group we are working together to provide a tailored recruitment and training service, specific to the logistics sector. The college are a Kickstart Gateway which means they start the whole process off by working with the local Job Centres to facilitate the recruitment, managing the re-payment of wages and ensuring employers and their young employees are being supported throughout the work placement. Once recruited, Dulson Training step in to offer a comprehensive training programme that could include Forklift Industrial Counterbalance- training and licence (other MHE also available), Yard Shunter, First Aid training, Manual Handling, Fire Safety and Health and Safety awareness – whatever your new employee needs to be an effective member of your team.
Steve Dulson - 'We are proud to support the younger generation with new skills allowing for an easier transition into the workplace, combined with the government backed Kickstart scheme which assists the job seeker and the employer. All of this is linked together by our longstanding partnership with Shrewsbury Colleges Group. With the recent affects of the pandemic what a fantastic time to be involved with helping young people enter the workplace'
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Working with Shrewsbury College, we are able to offer fully funded training for new recruits, so potentially making a big difference to your warehouse operations. Corinne Brown at the college is managing the whole project, known as the Kickstart Scheme, and explains it below. If you would like to find out more you can call me, or contact her directly. All her details are at the end of her email;
You may have already received emails regarding the Kickstart scheme. If you have, you will already know that the government are offering a fully subsidised programme to encourage businesses to employ young people in receipt of Universal Credit and actively seeking work. But ….
Did you know?
Over 3,900* young people in the county of Shropshire, including Telford & Wrekin are currently registered unemployed and this is set to rise when furlough comes to an end.
And did you know?
Shrewsbury Colleges Group is an approved ‘Gateway.’ That means we act on behalf of employers to assist them in all aspects of this programme, cutting out all the ‘red tape’.
We have partnered with the logistics experts, Dulson Training, to offer a tailored programme specific to your sector, including Forklift Licence, all of which can be paid for from the kickstart training allowance.
So why use us?
With years of experience in managing government funded programmes and recruiting young people to apprenticeships, we are best placed to provide the full service you and your Kickstarter need.
Want to get involved?
If you have a vacancy that could help a young person in your local community or create a pipeline of talent to help fill future vacancies, we would love to hear from you. Call us today on 07792 039731 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and let’s discuss how we can work together to improve young people’s futures and your business at the same time.