Kickstart comes to AHAVA Community!

Ahava Community is taking part in the government initiative to get young people, age 16-24 years, into work through the Kickstart Programme. We have 0ver 25 young people taking part who we hope will be launched into new careers and realise their great potential.

We did not realise how heart breaking it would be to hear the stories of hopelessness about how difficult it has been getting into the job market. For many they simply wanted a chance to prove themselves. The roles include: Drivers mates; Admin assistants; Shop assistants; Baristas; Furniture restorers and a Social Media assistant!

Our experience as employers has been very positive and we don’t know what we would have done in this time when volunteers have been more scarce since the lockdowns. It has also been very heartwarming to hear how as one trainee said “It has been like joining a large family!”

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