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As someone who joined iHASCO as a young employee and has some younger members of the team in our Account Manager Team, I know just how important it is to upskill young employees. We often speak with Clients who also want to do the same, and want to provide their young employees with the skills they need to have long and successful careers.
Your responsibilities with young employees
When employing a young person under the age of 18, whether for work, work experience, or as an apprentice, employers have the same responsibilities for their health, safety, and welfare as they do for other employees.
The Health & Safety at Work Act 1974
"The Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom that as of 2011 defines the fundamental structure and authority for the encouragement, regulation and enforcement of workplace health, safety and welfare within the United Kingdom."
The Kickstart Scheme
If you have used the Kickstart Scheme to employ a young person, you need to support them and give them the tools/skills they need to be more employable. You must also provide them with 25 hours per week for a total of 6 months.