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Tortilla offers 50 new placements as part of gov't Kickstart Scheme

Kickstarters will receive the same training and development as all of the brand's employees.

Tortilla has offered 50 new placements as part of the Government’s Kickstart Scheme, the chain said in an announcement.

The Kickstart Scheme aims to support young people aged 16-24 years old gain valuable work experience by funding the relevant national minimum wage for 25 hours a week.

Tortilla people head Nicki Sahota says the scheme is a “great way to support the many young people currently on Universal Credit and at risk of long-term unemployment.”

“We are fortunate that our business was able to adapt to the restrictions of the pandemic, re-open our doors and now create new roles for those still struggling,” she said.

With 50 6-month placements, Tortilla added that Kickstarters will receive the same training and development as all employees, including health and food safety qualifications and training in interview and CV writing skills.

“Our hope is to offer permanent employment to those on the scheme following their placement, with many joining Tortilla’s Apprenticeship Programme,” Sahota added.

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