Supplytrain wins national Kickstart Award!


Supplytrain Kickstart Award

On Tuesday 12 July, the Department for Work and Pensions awarded Supplytrain CIC for its contribution to tackling high youth unemployment through the Kickstart Scheme.

Launched in September 2020, the Kickstart scheme secured over 163,000 jobs for young people nationwide, 900 of which were supported by Supplytrain CIC through its recruitment and mentoring services. 1 in every 200 Kickstarters across the UK.

At the awards ceremony in Lancaster House, senior government ministers awarded six young people and 16 employers awards for their work in supporting young people out of the pandemic.

Supplytrain received the Small and Medium Enterprise Recognition Award not just for its Kickstart gateway services but for directly supporting its Kickstart employees to build their confidence and fulfil their in-work potential.

At the awards ceremony, Prime Minister, Boris Johnson said:

“Our Kickstart Scheme has transformed the lives of thousands of young people, giving them their vital first step into the workplace and the confidence to develop skills, while businesses have benefitted from fresh talent, energy and enthusiasm.”

Boris Johnson Kickstart

“I want to congratulate all those who have made a success of this fantastic programme, and I want to thank all the employers who joined us on our mission to invest in the next generation and help ensure unemployment stays at its near 50 year low.”

Phil Golding, Managing Director, Supplytrain said:

“We are humbled to have received a Kickstart Award at the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) Kickstart Awards ceremony.”

“As a kickstart gateway we worked day-in, day-out, with so many fantastic employers helping young people get a supportive start at work, that we hadn’t really taken a step back to see how much we’d done supporting our own Kickstart employees. So, to be nominated – and then win – an award recognising our contribution as an employer is very special.”

“The young people we directly employed through the scheme all benefitted tremendously from the experience. All are still in work and we’re particularly proud to have supported Demi to find somewhere stable to live, allowed Rufus to work remotely from South Africa to be closer to family and gone some way to giving Benji the confidence to apply for, and be accepted into, the University of Oxford this autumn!”

What next?

If you’d like to find out how Supplytrain can help your business to recruit and support junior staff in new roles, please contact [email protected]

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