The Youth Contract and ongoing Apprenticeships programme provide support to employers who want to offer sustainable jobs, training and work experience opportunities to unemployed young people. Ministers want to send a clear signal that this support is available to all VCSE employers. For more information visit: www.cabinetoffice.gov.uk
Through the Youth Contract, DWP will be providing 160,000 Wage Incentives worth up to £2,275 to employers who recruit 18 – 24 year olds who are unemployed, claiming benefits and participating in the Work Programme. Employers in the voluntary, charity and social enterprise sector who can offer sustainable jobs to young people will be able to benefit from the Wage Incentive. The Youth Contract supports the creation of an additional 250,000 work experience places through the Department for Work and Pension’s work experience and sector-based work academies programmes. Employers can register their interest in supporting the Youth Contract for more details visit: DWP Website.