Homebase has announced that it has kickstarted its creation of 300 jobs across Britain for young people with the first recruits set to join the retailer’s Nottingham store.
As part of the government’s Kickstart Scheme, the retailer will be offering people aged 16-24 the chance to learn new skills, gain real life work experience and build confidence.
The scheme includes welcoming three new recruits to join the retailer’s Nottingham Arnold store team for their six-month apprenticeship.
During their time with the retailer, the new employees will learn skill-based training throughout, from stock management processes, digital sales, customer relationship management and health and safety processes, to problem-solving, organisation and teamwork.
Saira Rehan-Rauf, who chose the scheme to gain experience in providing customer service, said: “Before joining the scheme, I was unemployed for 6 months. I was studying part time at college doing a business and marketing course while looking for a job that would both help my family financially and support my ambitions for the future.
“Then I found the Kickstart scheme which was perfect for me as I knew it would allow more support and training than a normal job.”