A Kickstart: Tips for employing young people in 2021

With the country slowly opening back up, and the introduction of the government’s Kickstart scheme, It’s highly likely that your organisation may be looking to recruit new talent and offer opportunities to young people. 16-25 year olds have been disproportionately impacted by job losses over the last 12 months, and many more have missed out on furlough due to zero hour or casual contracts, or working on a freelance/self-employed basis.

New figures have revealed that 63% of those who faced job losses in the last 12 months were under 25. Employees aged 25 and under were nearly two and a half times as likely to work in a sector that was shut down due to social distancing, with many of these unlikely to return to full staffing levels for some time.

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Shackleton Technologies boosts IT infrastructure at The Circle with donation

As our IT support providers, Shackleton Technologies have supported our growth from a team of two in a start-up social enterprise to a team that has just recruited its tenth member of staff and is running a building at capacity. From brokering a leased line broadband connection with a communications provider to delivering desktop support for the team, Shackleton ensure we can we have an infrastructure in place that allows the team to be productive and deliver services while having a positive social impact on the community.

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