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Kickstart Schools Trainee

Suffolk County Council
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31 December 2021 11:30 PM
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  • National Minimum Wage
  • 25 hours per week
  • 6 month placement

These placements are only available to those who have been referred via the Job Centre, are claiming Universal Credit and are aged between 16-24.

We are delighted to be participating in the governments Kickstart scheme, offering a number of placements across Suffolk schools, to help young people kickstart their future careers. We are working with 14 schools across Suffolk, offering a range of roles from Caretaker Assistant to Classroom Assistant.

Please check out this list of participating schools and the placements they are offering before making your choices via this Microsoft Form.  You will be expected to work at the school so you must be able to travel there.

The Kickstart support package

Suffolk County Council is committed to supporting young people in Suffolk to have access to the career opportunities they need to flourish in adult life and achieve their full potential. During the six-month placement you will be supported to develop your skills and gain valuable experience of working in a real job. You will be supported every step of the way with an inclusive development programme run by the Suffolk Colleges, aimed at helping you develop the skills needed for a successful long-term career.

This will include:

an initial mentor session to explore starting points and training needs

an English and maths diagnostic if you do not already have grade C/4 in English and Maths

a one day course in developing softer skills and getting ready for the workplace

CV and application writing skills

interview preparation and practice

development of key employability skills such as teamwork, organisation and communication skills.

You’ll have a manager for your placement as well as a mentor from the college to support you throughout the programme.


Travel requirements

Frequent Travel Essential - We positively encourage the use of technology to communicate and engage, but in this role, you will need to travel, so you must either hold a full and current driving licence and have access to personal transport or meet the mobility requirements of the role through other reasonable and suitable means. If you require a reasonable adjustment due to a disability to meet the travel requirements of this role, please speak with the contact detailed below.

For an informal discussion about these roles, please contact Hannah Kossowska-Peck at: kickstart@suffolk.gov.uk

Due to site maintenance, the link below may not be working between 9pm Friday 20th August and 12pm Saturday 21st August 2021.

To apply for this role and for more information, please follow this link and make a note of the application instructions.

This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. DBS checks or police vetting will be required for relevant posts.

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