Homebase to create 300 new jobs for young people

British home improvement company Homebase has announced that it will create new jobs for people aged 16-24 in Newcastle-under-Lyme in September.

The company is the first home and garden retailer to take part in the government’s Kickstart scheme.

It plans to generate 300 new jobs across Britain for young people.

The six-month Scheme will involve skill-based training, including: stock management processes, digital sales, customer relationship management and health and safety processes, to problem-solving, organisation and teamwork.

In partnership with The Prince’s Trust, a UK-wide youth charity with 45 years’ worth of experience specialising in youth employability support, Homebase’s new team members have access to the charity’s network of youth support workers, partners, and mentors.

The Kickstart Scheme is also funded by Department of Work and Pensions to ensure every young person participating will be guaranteed National Living Wage or National Minimum Wage.

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