Palm Safe used the Kickstart scheme to create 30 exciting new job opportunities. “We were happy to get these talented young people on board and provide them with the opportunity to learn new skills and get the experience they need,” says Marko Steiger, one of the founders of Palm Safe.
“As a business less than 2 years old, Kickstart has allowed us to grow quickly, which is exactly what the market for our products was demanding,” Steiger adds. “Our financial resources were able to be focused elsewhere in the business, allowing us to open more locations and increase our stock. Kickstart has been a win-win for our business, with employees helped into work while our business has been supported in its rapid growth.”
“In the six months with us, they have the opportunity to try working across our production & packaging, sales, marketing, and social media management departments at our headquarters in Aberdeen, and our mall kiosks throughout Scotland, finding their talents and passion for a plethora of activities,” Steiger explains.
“We provide them with onsite training as well as constant guidance throughout the whole scheme,” Steiger adds. “We also help with writing CVs and seeking future job opportunities. Thanks to the experience they get and the skills they learn here, many of them are then able to find full-time jobs either with us or other companies.”
The Kickstart scheme is a government-funded program aimed at creating hundreds of thousands of high quality 6-month job placements for young people. Employers participating in the scheme are asked to create new jobs for 16 to 24 year olds on Universal Credit who are at risk of long term unemployment, to provide them with valuable experience and skills to “kickstart” their future careers.
About Palm Safe Ltd: Palm Safe is a company producing high quality and skin-friendly hand sanitisers using isopropyl alcohol based in Aberdeen, Scotland. Founded in 2020 during the pandemic, Palm Safe has quickly become popular among tens of thousands of its customers across the UK, boasting a five-star rating at Trustpilot.