Kickstarting employment for 16-24 year olds

Leeds & Yorkshire Housing Association (LYHA) is delighted to be part of the Kickstart Housing Partnership, a nationwide work-placement scheme led by Clarion Housing Group, the UK’s largest provider of affordable housing.

The 59 organisations in the Partnership have secured funding from the Government to create up to 1,000 new job placements for unemployed 16–24-year-olds and we are delighted that we will shortly be advertising for a young person to join the LYHA team as Project Assistant. Keep an eye on our website for further details.

Mark Pearson, Chief Executive of LYHA, comments: “I am delighted we are taking part in this programme which will make a real difference to young people nationwide. We recognise that it is a very challenging and uncertain job market right now, particularly for young people starting out, so this initiative is ideally timed. We are always keen to help get people into work and will provide a full package of training and support. We have also recently recruited an IT apprentice to our team, who is doing a great job.”

To apply for a kickstart work-placement, you need to be aged 16-24, living in England or Wales and on Universal Credit. For further information, please visit:


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