To support Street Champions Project,
the Department of Work and Pensions
a programme to support 18-24 year olds and
those who are 25+ years old who live in high unemployment
areas to obtain employment skills through 6 month
job placement opportunities.
The programme will provide 10 teams supporting Constituency
Housing Departments and Neighbourhood
based teams in the 31 Neighbourhoods,
supporting Neighbourhood Managers
and responding to Neighbourhood Tasking
and Street Champions issues.
Issues such as clearing overgrown alley ways and removing
graffiti, benefiting the community which they are
Birmingham's bid for funding to help
2000 of the city's young unemployed people into work
has won approval from central government.
The aim of Birmingham's Future Jobs Fund
programme is to provide 1000 placements for 18 to
24 year olds who have been claiming benefits for a
year or more.
A further 1000 placements will be created for long-term
benefil claimants over 25 in unemployment hotspots
The training will be in the public, voluntary and
community and private sectors in skills areas relavent
to the local economy.
Jobs Fund is a fund of about £1 billion
to support the creation of jobs for the long term
unemployed young people and others who face significant
disadvantage in the labour market.
training programme will begin in October and will
last six months, providing work for 30 hours per week.
To enable the participants to obtain a qualification
as part of the initiative, they will take part in
training through an accredited provider.
For further information
please contact Natascha Bowett on
0121 675 7820 or email email@example.com.