Government Kickstart Scheme giving hope

The Government Kickstart Scheme has given hope to twenty-four-year-old Geddy Stringer. He was unemployed after finishing his Masters in Musical Theatre online in September and felt disheartened after applying for jobs across retail, hospitality and administration without much luck.

He said:
“I was faced with an impossible situation and I had to sign on to Universal Credit. I didn’t want to do it as I felt I didn’t deserve it, and there were people out there more deserving than I was. On top of the fact my industry is currently shut down, I didn’t have much hope. But last week, he started a new job as part of the government’s Kickstart scheme.”

To read Geddy’s full story, click here.

Kickstart is open to 16-to-24 year olds who are claiming universal credit and the Treasury says more than 19,000 roles have been created so far. A reminder that NSAR has stepped up to support the Kickstart Scheme by taking on the role of sector representative for rail. We have already hosted a number of webinars outlining the finer details of the scheme, as well as supporting our members and employers to gain access to funding from the scheme.

To find out more about the Kickstart Scheme, feel free to contact NSAR Business Development Manager Aidan Brooks at

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