Andrea Welcomes Government's Kickstart Scheme

Today in Parliament I welcomed the Government's new £2 billion Kickstart scheme, this is an important scheme that will help to uphold social mobility in the aftermath of the COVID recession by helping young people into work by creating hundreds of thousands of new, fully subsidised jobs for young people across the country.

I also took the opportunity to ask Rt Hon Dr Thérèse Coffey MP, The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how will the Government's new kickstart scheme help young people into work beyond the placement period, The Minister outlined that having work experience and employment is proven to be very helpful in getting further employment and this scheme is designed to help young people to ensure they do not fall into the trap of long term unemployment