CMN awarded jobs contract

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SOME 200 young people will be helped out of unemployment and onto a career ladder thanks to a Government contract awarded to Cornwall Marine Network (CMN).

The Future Jobs Fund scheme allows employers to take on 18-24 year olds, who are long-term unemployed, for six months with their salary and relevant training fully funded.

Candidates must be claiming Jobseekers Allowance. The aim is to lift the young person out of unemployment and CMN will support each individual in their career progression path and in sourcing appropriate training.

CMN’s chief executive Paul Wickes said: “We are helping to create new jobs that wouldn’t exist without Future Jobs Fund. The training element within the scheme improves young people’s chances of starting a successful career.

Job vacancies available include sail-making, rigging, marine engineering, boat-building, watersports instructing, plus administration and marketing roles.

CMN is contracted to create the 200 marine jobs across six areas of the UK – in Cornwall, Plymouth, Kent, Isle of Wight, Dorset and East Anglia. Potential marine businesses looking to recruit new staff are invited to contact CMN to find out more.

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