Over 40 young people on Universal Credit will now have a chance to work in the roofing sector, as NFRC members have committed to industry placements through the government’s Kickstart Scheme – but there’s still time for more companies to get involved.
The UK’s largest trade body for the roofing industry, NFRC, says it has received commitments from its members for over 40 six-month placements for young people on Universal Credit, through the government’s landmark ‘Kickstart Scheme’.
NFRC has now far exceeded the required threshold (30 placements) to make its first application to the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) as a gateway organisation and will be working with members over the coming weeks to support them in providing these placements.
Commenting on this milestone, Chief Executive James Talman said: “I have been blown away by the enthusiasm and willingness of our industry for this scheme. We will now be able to give over 40 young people on Universal Credit a chance to work in our fantastic industry – we should be incredibly proud as a sector.”
He added: “NFRC now has a dedicated team collating all the necessary paperwork and will be contacting each company in turn to process the applications.”
He concluded: “We will still be accepting further expressions of interest for the scheme and once we reach the next 30 will be putting in a further application. The more placements we can support, the better.”
NFRC members can express their interest in taking on a placement by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.