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Employers taking on graduates could receive £1k payment

Published: Tuesday, 26 January 2010   Category: All Graduate job news

Graduates looking for work or between jobs could see an increase in attention from certain employers after it was announced that firms taking on a young jobless person could receive a £1,000 payment.

As part of the Care First Careers initiative additional free pre-employment training packages also hope to get young unemployed people back on their feet.

The scheme is part of the government's young person's guarantee that all 18-to-24-year-olds who have been looking for work for six months will get a job offer, work experience or training.

Care services minister Phil Hope said: "Care services offer challenging and rewarding careers, from managing care homes to supporting older and disabled people to live independently in their own homes.

"I hope Care First Careers will encourage more young people to consider a future in care and them the leg-up they need to get started."

A series of regional events will take place in January and February 2010 throughout England, Scotland and Wales, to promote the scheme and educate young people on its benefits.ADNFCR-1068-ID-19579221-ADNFCR

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