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Kickstart job placement opportunities

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  • Salary: £9.50 per hour
  • Employment type: 6 month Fixed Term contract
  • Hours per week: 25

Are you looking for a great opportunity to work in a professional environment and gain invaluable skills and training for your future career? The Kickstart scheme may offer you this opportunity.

What is Kickstart?

The Kickstart Scheme offers high quality, 6 month paid placements.

Who can apply?

Jobs from the Kickstart Scheme are open to 16-24-year-olds, who are claiming Universal Credit, and are at risk of long-term unemployment.

What does a Kickstart placement at Preston City Council offer?

A 6 month paid placement, working 25 hours per week earning £9.50 per hour. Depending on your circumstance you may continue to receive Universal Credit once you start work.

Not only will you be in a paid 6-month job, you will also be receiving additional employability support and training to help boost your employment prospects in the future.

How do I apply?

If you are interested in a vacancy or finding out more, please contact your Job Centre Work Coach in order to be considered. 

Your Work Coach will talk to you about opportunities we have and other Kickstart opportunities that may be available in the local area.

Please note: We cannot accept direct applications.

Current Kickstart opportunities

Communications and Marketing Assistant

The role will involve undertaking a range of administrative, communications and marketing tasks on behalf of the External Relations team as well as a series of day to day duties to support the work of the team and the objectives of Preston City Council.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact your Work Coach.

Find out more about the Kickstart scheme

For further information about the Kickstart scheme please visit Job Help - Kickstart.

Map address for Preston Job Centre

Gateway House, 200 Ring Way, Preston PR1 2ER.

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