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British Marine submits second Kickstart Scheme application

Published on: 06 January 2021

British Marine is pleased to announce that it has submitted its second application acting as a Kickstart Gateway Employer Representative for the new Government Kickstart Scheme in Great Britain. With no cost to an employer, the UK Government aims to create hundreds of thousands of high quality, six-month work placements aimed at those aged 16 to 24 who are on Universal Credit and are deemed to be at risk of long term unemployment. A £2 billion fund has been made available for the scheme.

The current list of job roles include, amongst others, deck fitter, deck fabricator, boat yard assistance, marketing executive, CAD designer and boat fitter.
 
Ally Bland, Director at Tecsew comments: “As a small business, we simply cannot afford to commit to the 30 work placements required. Thankfully, British Marine has taken this vital decision to take on the Kickstart Scheme for its members. We are very grateful to British Marine for offering this service to us and I am glad that I decided to renew our membership last year even though money was tight. We believe in giving opportunities to youngsters and we hope that this scheme will help us achieve our growth plans.”
 
The British Marine Kickstart Gateway is still open for any business for the wider leisure marine industry who are interested in the scheme and have work placement opportunities. If you have questions or want to know how to get involved, please contact Blue Davies, Head of Training at British Marine by emailing training@britishmarine.co.uk.