The CII will act as a gateway organisation for the government’s Kickstart Scheme.
The professional body has received approval from the Department for Work and Pensions to arrange job placements for 16- to 24-year-olds on Universal Credit who are at risk of long-term unemployment.
Some 36 insurance and financial advice firms, including Zurich and Aston Lark, have offered job placements to 58 youngsters.
Once the initial job placements have been filled, the CII will ask members if they are able to accommodate any further job placements.
The Kickstart Scheme provides funding to create new job placements, which must be additional roles rather than already existing vacancies.
Employers can spread the start date of the job placements up to the end of December 2021. Apply directly at: www.gov.uk/guidance/apply-for-a-kickstart-scheme-grant