Thursday 27th May

Pinnacle Group has launched its government-backed Kickstart work scheme, aimed at 16-to-24-year-olds who are receiving Universal Credit and are at risk of long-term unemployment.

Introduced by the government to create high-quality six-month work placements, Pinnacle is in the process of recruiting 30+ people to its Kickstart Scheme that will start in June.

Successful applicants will be placed in different areas of the business to gain valuable work experience by learning on the job and will receive a programme of support to ensure they are able to make the most of their time with Pinnacle.

Each person will have a dedicated Kickstart Coach, who will be a mentor, and undertake regular reviews and provide feedback.

In addition, the Kickstarters will attend Group Employability Workshops which will cover induction and expectations of their role within Pinnacle; building their capabilities and managing change to help participants become more self-aware and improve confidence. Young people on the Kickstart Scheme will also be supported to upskill in the writing of covering letters, completion of application forms; development of a best-in-class CV, job searching; and interview techniques.

"Pinnacle has always given back to the community and the Kickstart Scheme is the ideal opportunity to help young people gain experience of the workplace with lifelong skills for finding and keeping future employment. We look forward to welcoming the Kickstarters to the Pinnacle team.”
Jane Baxter
Managing Director, Pinnacle People

Each Kickstarter will be paid weekly over the six-month programme and receive 12.5 days of annual leave as well as time off for Bank Holidays.

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