Kickstart Scheme: How are Dan & Sam settling in at Tecomet?

This week we’ve been catching up with two of our kickstart placements, Dan Green and Sam Hatton-Price, on how they have been settling in at Tecomet.

 

Founded in 1963, Tecomet is the market leading provider of manufacturing solutions for complex, high-precision products and services for the Medical Device and Aerospace & Defense markets. Tecomet operates seventeen (17) global manufacturing facilities in five countries around the world and employs over 2500 people.

 

We asked both Dan and Sam to tell us how they are finding the placement:

Dan, who has been placed within the Human Resources team as a HR Support Administrator, told us: “The Kickstart scheme has given me an amazing opportunity to work with a reputable company, and to do so in a meaningful way. Tecomet has already allowed me to have some input on company policy and recruitment, all within the first two weeks. The diversity of experience I know I’ll receive by the end of the scheme is far beyond what I’d expected – I’d highly recommend the scheme to those who haven’t yet applied.”

Sam, who is spending his placement as a Quality Administrator said: “As a young individual newly entering the professional job market and the effects of Covid being felt amongst all, I am incredibly thankful to both the Kickstarter scheme and Tecomet for the opportunities offered that I otherwise feel would not have been possible. The masses of invaluable experience with regards to the company, sector, people, and overall life skills will hopefully help me throughout my life!”

 

We are thrilled to hear such positive feedback from both Dan and Sam, who are already feeling like part of the Tecomet team and enjoying their placements. They will both also receive continued support and training from The Work-wise Foundation team to ensure that, once their 6-month placement is complete, they have gained the very best experience and learn all they can.

 

The Kickstart Scheme is a £2 billion fund to create thousands of high quality 6-month work placements for young people. Funding available for each job will cover the relevant National Minimum Wage for 25 hours a week, plus the associated employer National Insurance contributions and employer minimum automatic enrolment contributions. There will also be funding available to support young people to develop new skills and to help them move into sustained employment after they have completed their Kickstart Funded job.

 

As a Gateway for the scheme, The Work-wise Foundation are offering management, support and administration as part of their ongoing Apprentice Support Scheme:

  1. Co-ordinate and manage the employer group and submit the group application(s)
  2. Provide guidance on preparation of Job Descriptions and assist with the selection process and interviews
  3. Provide “Be Prepared” Training for employers including: Guidance on working with young people, safeguarding, Health and Safety/Risk Assessment, any special needs support and mentor support (working with specialist partners)
  4. “Indispensable Me” Induction Training for new starters covering behaviours at work, expectations and understanding the company and your role.
  5. Employability Training Sessions throughout the placements to young people to develop their confidence and skills. Support in preparing CVs and follow on applications/interviews.

 

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