A broadband network provider has created up to 10 vacancies for young people in Ledbury.

Full Fibre is launching six-month placements for 10 applicants across its offices in Ledbury, Exeter, Derby and Telford.

The company is working in partnership with the Government’s Kickstart Scheme, which provides funding to create jobs for young people at the risk of long-term unemployment.

Candidates must be between 16 and 24 years old and claiming Universal Credit to be eligible.

Successful applicants will get comprehensive support and training to increase their skills and put them in an advantageous position when applying for full-time roles in the future.

They’ll be paid the National Living Wage for 25 hours per week for a total of six months, with the potential of a full-time position after this six-month period.

Oliver Helm, CEO at Full Fibre, said: “This is an incredible opportunity for younger people who are looking for hands-on experience in an ever-growing industry.

“There are various roles available that reflect the versatility required to steer a company like Full Fibre. As well as offering experience in the field, we have openings across many of our departments.

“All candidates will be provided with high-quality training to strengthen their skillsets to set them up for a successful future.

“It’s always exciting to add some new members to the Full Fibre family and we can't wait to see what the successful applicants bring to the table.

“I'll urge anyone with an interest to apply, it’s a fantastic scheme which many have already benefited from, so don’t pass up this opportunity.”

The Kickstart Scheme was first launched in 2020 with the aim of creating life-changing opportunities for young people.

Full Fibre delivers wholesale fibre broadband networks to towns not included in the plans of other commercial providers. The company has invested heavily in underserved market towns in recent years and says it is on course to reach 250,000 premises during 2022.