Launched in September 2020, the Kickstart scheme secured over 163,000 jobs for young people nationwide. It was part of the government’s drive to help those aged 16-24 start their career and gain vital work experience.
Across 18 months, Bauer Academy helped 60 Kickstart interns get their foot into the media industry and work as Executive Storytellers across Bauer’s leading brands. 70% were female and 33% from a minority ethnic background. Over half have progressed to full time jobs in Bauer, with 6 commencing an apprenticeship.
We are delighted that, out of thousands of submissions, our very own Kyle Jakubowska received a nomination for the Kickstart Award in the category of Significant Contribution, for his involvement in a range of initiatives during his internship. Kyle has informed, educated, and supported colleagues on the topic of LGBTQ+ inclusion within Bauer. He has progressed on to the Junior Content Producer (now called Content Creator) apprenticeship training programme.
Kyle, alongside his manager Anna Fitzjohn, was invited to an awards ceremony in Lancaster House on Tuesday 12th July, where all nominated Kickstarters met former Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Secretary of State for Work and Pensions Thérèse Coffey, who congratulated them on their successes. Six young people were awarded for their outstanding contribution as recognised by their employer.
You can view the photos from the ceremony below, as well as listen to Kyle’s interview with Bauer Academy’s Client Relationship & Marketing Executive Alice Rickwood. Click here for the written transcript.
Kickstart Awards 2022: interview with Kyle Jakubowska
Congratulations to Kyle and all the nominees!