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Kickstart Ready

 

Real Ideas are delivering 6-week intensive programmes on behalf of the DWP.

The programme is available to young people between 18 – 25 who are unemployed. It provides a space for skill development, ensuring they are ready to move into work or into a Kickstart placement. 

There are 3 themed courses:

  • Emerging Creative
  • Digital Natives
  • Food and Hospitality

It is aimed at individuals who have an interest in these areas and each programme is tailored to provide support to develop the necessary skills to pursue this. All courses are focused around an enterprise challenge where they pitch the idea to industry professionals at the end of the six weeks.

There is a strong focus on skills development and throughout the enterprise challenge, young people work as a team to understand all aspects of how a business can operate.

They get the opportunity to gain digital badges and specifically, a ‘kickstart ready’ meta-badge which employers oaf kickstart placements will be able to view on the individual’s CV