NCF Kickstart Scheme
NCF are proud to announce the launch of our NCF Kickstart Scheme to support care providers to access the Department for Work and Pensions Kickstart Scheme. The NCF Kickstart Scheme is in collaboration with Pathway CTM and Cohesion.
We launched the NCF Kickstart Scheme in Spring 2021 with a sector-wide introductory webinar which was extremely well attended. At the beginning of July over 55 applications had been submitted to DWP to recruit young people into roles within the adult social care sector at both National Care Forum member and non-member organisations
What is Kickstart?Kickstart is a scheme that provides funding to create new job placements for 16-24 year olds on Universal Credit who are at risk of long term unemployment.
What are NCF offering?
In conjunction with Pathway CTM (a dedicated Social Enterprise that supports young people with employability skills and employment opportunities), and long term NCF partners Cohesion Recruitment we have put together a unique package of support to offer the best possible Kickstart Experience to the whole care sector.
A programme of monthly themed webinars created in conjunction with Cohesion to support workplace mentors and employers on a variety of themes including:
- Creating a positive experience for new colleagues
- Learning styles
- Dynamics of a team and organisation
- Mentoring, Coaching and Buddying
- Using reflection
- Digital skills
A dedicated Kickstart Forum for peer to peer learning and sharing of experiences to promote best practice.
Support for Kickstart placement participants from Pathway CTM
This unique scheme offers a package of support not just for young people employed through the Kickstart Programme but also to care providers taking part in the scheme, and their existing employees who are acting as mentors for their new colleagues.Interested? Want to find out more?
Contact Claire Sutton on 07796 251666 or by email: [email protected]