Leicester based healthcare startup Spirit Health is set to create 22 new roles for out-of-work young people as part of the Government’s Kickstart programme.

The scheme aims to help 16-24 year olds who are at risk of long-term unemployment to get back into work.

For six months Spirit Health will recruit successful candidates to gain a variety of skills including IT, customer services, HR, marketing, finance and working in Spirit’s GP surgeries.

Kerry Taylor-Kenyon, People Director at Spirit, said: “We’re excited to start the recruitment process as part of the Kickstart Programme, and hope to find a variety of people who fit into Spirit’s positive culture, who wish to progress further and make a difference, and as a business, we will do whatever we can to support this. This is a great opportunity for us as a growing organisation to give something back to those in the community who need it most, particularly through these challenging times.”

Chris Barker, CEO at Spirit, concludes: “Our business is dedicated to investing in the next generation; we realise the importance of supporting job creation and are committed to providing exciting opportunities for those who are unemployed. Everybody is welcome – we aim to create a diverse pipeline of future talent within our workforce and help them to increase their chances of future success in recruitment, preparing them for the world of work.”

If your startup is interested in taking part in the Government’s Kickstart scheme got to:  https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/kickstart-scheme