The Youth Employment Support Scheme (YESS) was introduced on Monday 1st October 2018 and has been open to application since that date.
A total of 65 participants have commenced the scheme to date.
YESS is targeted at young jobseekers aged between 18 and 24 who are long-term unemployed or who face barriers to employment. The scheme aims to provide jobseekers with the opportunity to learn basic work and social skills in a supportive environment while on a work placement. The scheme will provide a supportive structure for participants, including case worker support for both Placement Hosts and jobseekers.
I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.