Matalan has announced that it will be creating over 200 placements across its business to assist young people in gaining long-term employment.
The retailer will be taking part in the government’s £2bn Kickstart scheme, designed to support employment for 16 to 24-year olds by offering them industry qualifications and work experience within the head office, retail and logistics departments.
Matalan will be accepting applications from July to December 2021 with the scheme running for six months.
The group will offer individuals the opportunity to achieve a “fully funded” Level 2 qualification to aid their future employability, as well as providing health and wellbeing support through accessing the retailTrust wellbeing HUB.
Emma Crossland, HR director at Matalan, said: “Matalan is committed to supporting youth employment, and the scheme is offering a great opportunity, not only for us to provide meaningful training and experience but also to gain access to a high calibre of talent who can join us in our mission to provide real value and quality every day to modern families.
“We look forward to welcoming successful applicants into the Matalan family.”