1000 up!-Jobs Programme For Young People Tackles Local Youth Unemployment
23 June 2014
The Youth Jobs Fund has recently celebrated a key milestone,
supporting the 1000th South Lanarkshire young person into a real
work opportunity with a local employer.
South Lanarkshire Council have committed £3.5 million over a
four and a half year period to this subsidised wage initiative,
designed to support and encourage local businesses to take chance
on a young person and expand their workforce.
Employment Enterprise deliver Youth Jobs Fund on behalf of the
Council and have matched over 700 local businesses with young
people aged 16-17, in their chosen career option.
The accolade of 1000threcruit went to Taylor Mitchell, taken on
by a local business, 24hr Central Windscreens.
Taylor was referred to Youth Jobs Fund by Skills Development
Scotland, needing to find work with guaranteed hours. Supported
onto the programme by Employment Enterprise's dedicated Job
Brokers, Taylor made a great impression at interview and was
And their employer could not be happier with Taylor, commenting
that "Taylor has shown real commitment and genuine interest in his
new role and will now receive Industry recognised training in
And with 84% of those completing the subsidy period still with
their original Youth Jobs Fund employer, both local businesses and
young people have something to