TJX Europe to create 2000 work placements in the UK under Kickstart Scheme

TJX Europe has begun hiring up to 2,000 young people in the UK under a government work placement programme.
The retailer said its participation in the scheme builds on its long-term commitment “to help vulnerable children".
// Under the government’s Kickstart Scheme, TJX Europe is creating 2,000 work placements in the UK for young people
// The scheme will provide specialist employability training and resources in partnership with The Prince’s Trust

TJX Europe, the parent company of TK Maxx has begun hiring up to 2,000 young people in the UK under a government work placement programme.

Designed to support young people aged 16-24 on Universal Credit and at risk of long-term unemployment, The Kickstart Scheme will offer six-month posts in over 400 TK Maxx and Homesense stores across the country.

The value clothing and homewares retailer said its participation in the scheme builds on its long-term commitment “to help vulnerable children and young people achieve their potential in local communities”.

In addition to 25 hours of work experience per week and on-the-job training, the scheme will also provide specialist employability training and resources in partnership with The Prince’s Trust, which is designed to help the young people move into sustained employment when their Kickstart-funded job ends.

TJX Europe SVP group director Jody Walker said: “Kickstart gives an opportunity for young people to learn new skills, gain experience and confidence within a supportive team.

“We’re delighted to continue our longstanding partnership with The Prince’s Trust to provide essential training to these young people, boosting their chances of securing long-term employment. As vacancies arise in our business, we are very hopeful that many will go on to find a career with us here at TJX.”

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