More future jobs fund positions to come

Recycling Lives aims to appoint 14 new Future Jobs Fund positions throughout May.

The Future Jobs Fund is a Government fund of around £1 billion created to help young people aged 16 to 25 who have been unemployed for more than six months.

The Fund was announced in the 2009 Budget and is run by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) in partnership with the Department for Communities and Local Government (CLG).

Recycling Lives is a registered Future Jobs Fund employer who receives funding to cover the wages of employees taken on under the scheme.

Throughout April, 11 new positioned were filled with Future Jobs Fund candidates.

Another 14 will be taken out throughout May to join the five new employees who started on Monday.

Sidonie Richardson, Recycling Lives Employment and Training liaison Officer who co-ordinates the Future Job Fund appointments said: “The Future Jobs Fund is a great initiative that gives young people who are struggling to find work a second chance. All employees taken on through the scheme are given the opportunity to complete a Preparation for Employment course as well as the opportunity to undertake a Pathway to NVQ Level 2 course and an the chance to complete NVQ level 2 in Recycling Operations.”