De­vel­oper’s job help for young

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Etbusiness Daily - By JOHN KRALEVICH john.kralevich@pe­ter­bor­oughto­day.co.uk

BOURNE-BASED build­ing and devel­op­ment com­pany Lark­fleet Group is pro­vid­ing job op­por­tu­ni­ties for lo­cal young peo­ple as part of the Govern­ment’s Fu­ture Jobs Fund ini­tia­tive.

The Fu­ture Jobs Fund aims to cre­ate jobs for 17 to 25-year-olds who have been out of work for a con­sid­er­able pe­riod of time.

Lark­fleet Group is work­ing with The Healthy Hub, based in Lin­coln, to pro­vide em­ploy­ment op­por­tu­ni­ties for young peo­ple in Lin­colnshire who have been out of work for 26 weeks or more.

There are cur­rently eight young­sters em­ployed by the hub placed in jobs within the Lark­fleet Group or its sub-contractors.

They will re­ceive train­ing and sup­port from the Healthy Hub and Lark­fleet as part of their em­ploy­ment, en­hanc­ing their skills and ex­pe­ri­ence lev­els for the fu­ture.

Three em­ploy­ees are in of­fice­based roles – one in re­search and two in ad­min­is­tra­tion – and the other five are work­ing with Lark­fleet Group’s sub-contractors on devel­op­ment sites across the county.

They in­clude two painters, two ground work­ers and one tim­ber frame man­u­fac­turer.

Lark­fleet will sup­port the em­ploy­ment of the eight Fu­ture Jobs Fund em­ploy­ees for six months.

Af­ter this time, the com­pany is com­mit­ted to try­ing to keep as many as pos­si­ble in full-time, per­ma­nent em­ploy­ment.

All eight em­ploy­ees are from the South Lin­colnshire area, from towns in­clud­ing Stam­ford and Bourne.

in­vest­ment di­rec­tor of Lark­fleet Group Dun­can Smith said: “The Healthy Hub and the Lark­fleet Group are de­lighted to be giv­ing young peo­ple in the lo­cal area a chance to get back to work.

“i am very pleased with the progress they have all made so far.

“Their train­ing is go­ing very well, and i look for­ward to iden­ti­fy­ing per­ma­nent em­ploy­ment for them with the group or its sub­con­trac­tors, if pos­si­ble, when the six-month place­ment is over.”

em­ploy­ment sup­port: Lark­fleet Group’s in­vest­ment di­rec­tor Dun­can Smith and Fu­ture Jobs Fund em­ploy­ees cur­rently placed with the com­pany.

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