Coventry company signs up to employ 30 young people as part of Kickstart Scheme

PET-Xi, a leading training provider in Coventry, is one of the city’s first businesses to champion the Kickstart Scheme, aimed at reducing youth unemployment.

A leading training provider in Coventry is set to create new placement opportunities for young people as it champions a new government scheme.

PET-Xi has applied to form 30 new roles within the business through the Government’s Kickstart scheme, creating six-month work placements for those aged 16 to 24 who are at risk of long-term unemployment.

The positions will give young people the opportunity to develop their skills in new digital roles which are being created as the company adapts to the COVID-19 pandemic by offering online learning support.

The company, which helps learners achieve their target grades to get back into employment or upskill, is set to offer placements in e-enrolment officer roles as well as opportunities in sales support and social media.

Those on placement will also have the opportunity to earn a Level 3 NVQ qualification.

It is expected that the first 15 young people will begin their six-month placements at the end of October, with the second 15 around April 2021.

PET-Xi hopes that more businesses will take advantage of the scheme and offer vital support to young people across the region.

Fleur Sexton DL, from PET-Xi, praised the Kickstart scheme as a “fantastic opportunity” that is “vitally important” to help get young people into work.