Businesses wanted to employ young people at no cost

Marine companies are wanted to take on new staff without any financial burden.

The Cornwall Marine Network (CMN) has been enlisted by the government’s Future Jobs Fund scheme to create 200 jobs across Cornwall, Plymouth, Kent, Dorset and East Anglia.

The salaries and training of 18-24 year olds, who have been claiming Jobseekers Allowance for six months, will be fully-funded if they are employed by marine businesses.

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 ensures they become an asset to the employer company and that they get on-going support in their career progression.

‘Our marine member businesses will be able to take on staff for 25 hours per week without the financial burden, while young people will gain a valuable insight into the marine sector.’

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

Potential marine businesses looking to recruit new staff are invited to contact the CMN on 01326 211382, or visit

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