// Homebase to create 300 jobs as part of the government’s Kickstart Scheme
// The retailer will give people aged 16-24 in the local area the chance to learn valuable new skills
Homebase has revealed plans to create new jobs in Nottingham this year as part of the government’s Kickstart Scheme.
The DIY retailer will create 300 jobs, giving people aged 16-24 in the local area the chance to learn valuable new skills, gain real life work experience and build confidence.
One of Homebase Nottingham’s newest team members includes Saira Rehan-Rauf who chose the Scheme to gain experience in providing great customer service.
The six-month scheme will include skill-based training throughout, providing each young person with the opportunity to gain valuable experience.
From stock management processes, digital sales, customer relationship management and health and safety processes, to problem-solving, organisation and teamwork, these are just some of the skills that Homebase’s new team members can expect to learn and take with them into their future careers.
In partnership with The Prince’s Trust, a UK-wide youth charity with 45 years’ worth of experience specialising in youth employability support, Homebase’s new team members will receive support every step of the way, with access to the charity’s network of youth support workers, partners and mentors.
The Kickstart Scheme is also funded by Department of Work and Pensions to ensure every young person participating will be guaranteed National Living Wage or National Minimum Wage.