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TalkTalk Creating 50 Entry Level Jobs For Young People In Salford

26 Feb 2021

TalkTalk Creating 50 Entry Level Jobs For Young People In Salford

TalkTalk - the TV, telecomms, internet and mobile network services firm - is creating 50 entry level jobs for young people in Salford.

The company, which is also based in the North West town of Salford near Manchester, is making use of the UK government’s Kickstart Scheme to create dozens of six month work experience placements for local young people aged between 16 and 24 who are on Universal Credit.

Roles on offer with the work placements at TalkTalk in Salford include positions within the admin, customer relations, communications and technology departments.

The placements pay £9.50 an hour for 25 hours a week and there could be opportunities to join TalkTalk on a permanent basis once the six month placement is complete.

Mims Davies, the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Employment, welcomed the announcement from TalkTalk, saying:

“It’s great to see TalkTalk backing this Government’s Kickstart Scheme with recruitment for 50 young people to get on the employment ladder in roles across the region, giving local talent crucial work experience in areas from finance to social media in this exciting industry.”

“Our ‘Plan for Jobs’ is creating vital fresh opportunities, boosting job prospects and supporting employers to recruit in key growth sectors, as we push to build back better and level up the country,” added Ms Davies.

TalkTalk’s Chief People Officer, Daniel Kasmir, also commented, saying: “We know that the North West has faced some difficult times over the last year, with many young people experiencing unemployment and job losses as a result of the pandemic.”

“Thanks to the Kickstart Scheme, we’re able to provide some much-needed opportunities for young people in our area to gain real-life work experience, learn new and transferable skills, and workshop their CVs so they can secure a fantastic job in the future, be it with us, or elsewhere.”

“Both TalkTalk and our Kickstart placements will benefit from this great scheme. We welcome fresh blood and new ideas, something a tech company like ours cannot do without,” added Mr Kasmir.

If you are aged 16 to 24 and on Universal Credit then you can find out more about the opportunities available and apply for the vacancies in Salford on the TalkTalk careers site.

You will also find tons of other opportunities for young people in this part of the North West on our own page of Entry Level Jobs In Salford.

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