Step-Up work placements
We launched the Step-Up employment initiative to encourage employers to provide paid work placements for unemployed people aged 18 to 24, who have been claiming jobseeker’s allowance or employment support allowance for a minimum of six months.
To date, we have supported 250 individuals to gain paid work placements through this scheme, which has made a significant impact on tackling youth unemployment across the city. We are currently not recruiting for any more posts. However, an evaluation of the Step-Up scheme is being conducted at present, which will help to inform the planning process for a potential new scheme.