Ansell Lighting gives kickstart to young employees

Young employees

Ansell Lighting has lent its support to a £2 billion government initiative designed to support young people aged 16-24 years into employment.

As part of the government’s Kickstart scheme, Ansell Lighting has provided five young people, who were facing the prospect of long term unemployment, with six-month job placements.

Danielle Hazeldine and Molly Jones have been employed as Returns Administrators, whilst Haaroon Amin and Shannon Cragg have joined the business as Sales Order Processors. Reice Seerey has secured a role at Ansell’s lighting manufacturing operation as a Production Operative. All of the applicants were previously claiming Universal Credit and struggling to secure work.

Ansell Lighting worked closely with Kickstart project, setting up a new recruitment process where senior Ansell managers attended local Jobcentres to assist the efficiency of the selection process.

Sarah Ankers, HR Director of Ansell Lighting says: “As a business, we are pleased to have been able to fully support this initiative. As well as introducing new talent for our business it has given us the opportunity to offer young people in our community the chance to learn transferable skills that are aimed at increasing their chances of sustained employment.

“We have been delighted with the Kickstart candidates who have been placed within Ansell, they are committed to their new roles and have adapted to learning new skills in a working environment. All five have become an asset to our team and we will continue to invest in them along with all of our employees.”

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