On Monday 24th May, Tarff, alongside Dumfries and Galloway Chamber of Commerce, D&G Developing Young Workforce and Department for Work and Pensions, launched the Kickstart Scheme in Dumfries and Galloway. The Kickstart scheme is a national training programme created by the Government to help unemployed youngsters gain new skills and work experience.
The scheme is a 6 month, paid work experience and Tarff has placements at its Dumfries store and Head Office, Ringford. There are several roles to choose from, including warehousing, handyperson and administration. Over the course of the programme, students undertake their Certificate of Work Readiness qualification (SCQF 4) and are mentored by a member of Tarff staff. Tarff is looking forward to working with the students and providing them with a work placement, which will hopefully be a great steppingstone for gaining future employment.