We’re delighted to announce that Joseph Layfield has been offered a permanent position as Estate Maintenance Operative in our Maintenance Operations Team.

Joseph joined us in December last year as our first Kickstart Scheme work placement.

The Kickstart scheme was introduced last year and provides funding to employers to create jobs for 16 to 24-year-olds on universal credit and who are at risk of long-term unemployment.

Joseph said: “I’m really happy to have been offered a permanent role at Citizen just two months into my Kickstart placement. The Kickstart Scheme has given me a brilliant opportunity to learn a trade and to build up my knowledge and experience.

“I have always wanted to go into this type of work. I love working outside and I love being in a job where there’s no time or opportunity to clock watch.

“I’m looking forward to starting my career with Citizen and I would especially like to thank Ken for giving me this opportunity!”

Our Ground Maintenance Supervisor Ken Lindsay added: “Joseph has made a great impression on both me and the team. He’s a hard worker, eager to learn, and has got stuck into every task we’ve put in front of him.

“The Kickstart Scheme is a brilliant way for young people to gain work experience – it’s been a great springboard for Joseph.

“I’m really happy we’re able to offer Joseph this permanent position. I know he’s going to do a fantastic job and will be an asset to the Estate Maintenance Team!”

Congratulations on your new role Joseph!