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Magna Vitae’s Kickstart Scheme

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FIFTEEN new “start-up” jobs for 16 to 24-year-olds are being created at East Lindsey’s leading leisure and community Trust as part of a national ‘super’ work experience scheme called KICKSTART.

The paid employment opportunities at Magna Vitae Trust for Leisure & Culture, range from positions in Skegness at the Embassy Theatre, the high-ropes adventure experience Altitude44 and Café Magna, to Louth’s London Road Sports Pavilion. Additional opportunities in Marketing, Arts Festival and Event operations are also on offer.

Winning full funding for the 25-hour-a-week jobs, the period of employment is initially for six months, but it is hoped that some permanent positions may become available as Magna Vitae centres and venues fully open-up again after almost a year of lockdowns and restrictions due to COVID-19.

“Of course, it is currently very difficult to predict what will happen in the next 12-18 months but there is always a good chance of further opportunity being made available for enthusiastic young people who are initially taken on via KICKSTART and display the work ethic, attitude and attributes our organisation needs to thrive again as we navigate our way through COVID recovery,” said Magna Vitae’s Executive Director, Aeneas Richardson.

“This is a fantastic opportunity for a number of young people across East Lindsey to step onto the employment ladder and use as a platform to better their future career prospects and positively progress; along the way improving their capability, self-belief and confidence.” he added.

Supported by East Lindsey District Council, which partners Magna Vitae, the Council’s Deputy Leader and Portfolio Holder for Partnerships, Cllr Graham Marsh said: “It’s great to see Magna Vitae stepping in to help young people develop their work experience and employment skills. The scheme will open the doors to these young individuals to help them build a brighter future for themselves.”

Launched in 2020 the Kickstart Scheme is a national initiative being administered by The Mighty Creatives – a Leicester-based charity that has transformed the lives of children and young people across the East Midlands, through arts, culture and creativity.

It has a proven track record of providing Government funding pots to ‘Mighty Employers’ across the country, for young people on Universal Credit or currently at risk of long-term unemployment. The priority is to link up with local businesses and organisations, like Magna Vitae, that can support them to develop valuable employment skills.

As part of the scheme, the government fully funds the posts paying the National Minimum Wage, national insurance and pension contributions for 6 months and 25-hours per week.

For further information on these latest exciting opportunities will be released soon. If you have any questions please contact us by email at info@mvtlc.org.

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