Race For Nature’s Recovery - the scheme diversifying the environmental workforce
At the end of last year Race for Nature’s Recovery scheme was launched, a new employment initiative, pioneered by a group of environmental and youth empowerment organisations. Its aim is to create new roles in the UK’s environmental sector for unemployed 16-24 year olds from predominantly Black Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds. Using the Government’s Kickstart scheme to create over a hundred 6-month, work placements for young people. By working with the Kickstart scheme, we are able to remove financial barriers to charities that wanted to get involved and ensure we were reaching the people most in need of employment opportunities.
Find out more about the initiative here