YORKSHIRE Water is taking on 75 young people as part of the Government’s Kickstart scheme.

Under the initiative, the 16-to-25-year-olds will be offered roles across the business – in fields ranging from customer experience to flood resilience.

Support will be provided by the Trade Union Congress (TUC) and unions, which will offer monthly sessions to help with challenges faced in a return-to-work situation or with first-time employment – plus career workshops and CV support.

On completion of the six-month programme, participants will be helped to find a permanent role – either within the company or elsewhere.

“This scheme has allowed us to open additional vacancies and provide opportunities to people that might not have crossed our path otherwise,” said Jenni Morris, for Yorkshire Water.

For more about Kickstart, visit gov.uk/government/collections/kickstart-scheme.