The Orangebox Training Solutions team outside Tranquility House. Pictures: Ian Horrocks
A Hartlepool-based training provider wants to use the government’s Kickstart scheme to give the young unemployed a chance to get into work.
Orangebox Training Solutions, which is also seeking applicants for a new apprentice to work in the professional development department, is using the initiative to offer three new roles within its Marina-based headquarters at Tranquility House. It is looking for:
* a new receptionist who will carry out admin duties
* an office facilities support worker
* a general admin support worker
Applicants must be aged 16-24 and be on universal credit to qualify for the Kickstart programme which is in partnership with Jobcentre Plus.
Orangebox’s marketing manager Glen Hughes said: “This is an opportunity for the youth of Hartlepool to have a ticket to join the crazy rollercoaster ride that is Orangebox Training.
“This company originally started in 2016 with two people and when we recently moved to Tranquility House we did so with 25 full-time members of staff.
“It is a colourful, energetic, forward-thinking place to work and it’s the perfect start for a young person, who will receive six months fully paid training and the possibility of a full-time job at the end of it.
“It is a foot on the employment ladder at a growing company, which sponsors Hartlepool United, and it’s about enjoying it and working hard. You are rewarded for loyalty and commitment at Orangebox.
“Away from Kickstart, it is also exciting to be recruiting for a new professional development apprentice who will be carrying out a Business Admin course to be fully embedded in our department.”
Kickstart applicants will enrol on a one-week Occupational Studies and Business Admin course. Those who attend will gain an accredited qualification before being interviewed for the three positions.
Orangebox has been keen to join in with the Kickstart programme to help the youth of Hartlepool.
The successful admin support candidate will carry out generic office duties alongside the recruitment and commercial teams.
Tranquility House’s new receptionist will sit on the front desk to provide a friendly face and offer help in admin support too.
The office facilities support recruit will prepare and tidy rooms, replace stock and ensure everything is in full working order.
Tranquility House’s classrooms have undergone a huge refresh since Orangebox moved in through support from the Tees Valley Business Growth Fund funded by the European Regional Development Fund.
Kickstart is a six-month paid programme where the successful candidates will be paid the national minimum wage initially with full training provided. Orangebox will also offer additional training on other courses.
Anyone interested in applying for the Orangebox roles should contact 01429 717000 (option 3) or email email@example.com
“It is a colourful, energetic, forward-thinking place to work and it’s the perfect start for a young person, who will receive six months fully paid training and the possibility of a full-time job at the end of it.”
-Glen Hughes, Marketing Manager