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Welcome to HARSAV Group, a business management consultancy based in the North-East of England. Our expert team are dedicated to supporting, developing and investing in businesses to become more operationally efficient by reducing expenditure and deliver substantial savings. For further information, please visit www.harsavgroup.com/business-consulting. As we embark on 2021, we have launched our new blog to keep businesses up to date with the latest news coming form the UK business industry and to provide an insight into what HARSAV Group are working on.

New for 2021 - HARSAV Group Kickstart Scheme Gateway:

The team at HARSAV Group have been following the significance of the nationwide changes to unemployment levels in young people that has been caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. In July 2020, the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced a brand-new scheme called the Kickstart Scheme, which provides support to employers to offer 6-month placements for 16- to 24- year-olds who are on Universal Credit and at risk of long-term unemployment. The importance of the Kickstart Scheme is to protect jobs and reduce the national youth unemployment levels which is at a rate of 11.6% and increasing monthly.

Our teams are pleased to have become a government approved Kickstart Scheme Gateway; this involves helping employers access the Kickstart Scheme and supporting them throughout the entire process, from the initial application to the end of the Kickstart employee’s placement. Therefore, we can help tackle the unemployment crisis and help a large number of businesses access the scheme.

What is the Kickstart Scheme?

The Kickstart Scheme is helping young people aged 16-24 who are claiming Universal Credit get into the job market, by providing government funding for employers to create six-month job placements. It provides a fully funded opportunity for young people to gain experience working in an industry and company of their choice. The crucial component to this scheme is the necessity of the young person contacting their work coach to discuss the Kickstart Scheme and whether they are suitable for the role.

What is the Kickstart Gateway?

A Kickstart Gateway helps an employer access the Kickstart Scheme by working closely with the DWP to ensure the scheme reaches its full potential. Being a gateway allows HARSAV Group to apply for the Kickstart Scheme on behalf of a company to make the process quicker and easier for those wanting to use it. For more information about how the gateway works for both employer and employee, please visit www.kickstart.harsavgroup.com

Does the Kickstart Scheme work for companies?

Through our own experience taking part in the Kickstart Scheme to recruit people under new job roles, HARSAV Group are overjoyed by the success of the Kickstart Scheme as we have the ability to reflect on our own experience and refine our guidance for our gateway service. We caught up with Hilly and Callum, who were the first to join our marketing team at HARSAV Group, to speak about their experience 5 weeks on from the first day.

Both of our new starters experienced similar interviewing processes, that required testing of their knowledge for each role. Callum, our Web Developer, enjoyed being tested on his knowledge of website development, whist Hilly, Graphics Designer, benefitted through the feedback she received in her practical interview task! For Hilly, the best thing about this experience has been learning new software that will help her build new skills for the future. Coming in with new ideas, Callum has really helped develop and implement great strategies to the HARSAV Group website, Whilst also learning new skills in content management systems.

Hilly and Callum have thrived in a small amount of time, bringing in great ideas for new branding campaigns. For both, the Kickstart Scheme has really allowed them to build confidence in their skills and qualities with a supportive team around them, which reflects the benefits to both the company and new employees through the scheme.

HARSAV Group are looking forward to seeing what progress Hilly and Callum make during their time on the Kickstart Scheme. With a month already down, it is sure to go quickly and we are certain to see them progress further in their role, as will the other Kickstart Scheme employees amongst the company.

Could you help?

If you think your company could benefit the way HARSAV Group have from the Kickstart Scheme and want to help tackle the unemployment crisis, please visit www.kickstart.harsavgroup.com to learn more about our Kickstart Gateway. HARSAV Group pledge that their team provides quality service for their customers, ensuring they obtain the best value for moeny, no matter the size or nature of the business.

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