DEAP Kickstarts New Opportunities!

In April 2021, DEAP was proud to welcome aboard five new members of staff as a part of the Kickstart Program sponsored by the Scottish Government.

The Kickstart Scheme is a six month paid job with a local employer. It provides a fully funded opportunity for young people to gain experience of working in one of Britain’s most exciting companies.

The Kickstart Scheme was announced by the Chancellor in the Summer, and will offer hundreds of thousands of job opportunities over the next two years. A £2 billion pot is available to fully fund exciting positions with businesses across Britain.

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. If you have a work coach they will talk to you about the Kickstart Scheme and whether it’s right for you.