London, UK - untied, the UK’s personal tax app, today announced that it has hired its first person through the government’s Kickstart Scheme.
Naz Ahmed, who is based in Cardiff, joins the company as website technical owner. He will be responsible for making changes to the website, creating landing pages and anything else that needs to be done to help users feel confident managing their taxes. Since graduating with a degree in cyber security from the University of South Wales, Naz has worked in a number of roles including at Amazon and at the front desk in a family restaurant.
The Kickstart Scheme, which launched in autumn 2020 as part of the Chancellor’s bid to create more jobs for young people, is open to 16 to 24 year olds. It provides funding to UK companies which enables them to offer six-month work placements to young people who are claiming Universal Credit and training. untied is topping up the government support for the scheme and employing Naz full time.
Naz commented: “I did a website development project in college and it’s something that has always interested me. However there aren’t that many entry-level roles available at the moment. This particular job came up and I jumped at the chance to apply. I’ve now been here for four weeks and am loving every minute. I love untied’s commitment to helping everyone develop and to learn. The team has been so welcoming and supportive and I am doing new things every day!”
Kevin Sefton, CEO, untied said: “We are very pleased to welcome Naz to our team. It’s a win all-round – he helps untied, and we develop the type of skills that will boost future employability prospects. As a business, we have a rhythm of working remotely and this helps us attract the best people from across the country. Naz is our second team member in Wales. When I interviewed him, I was impressed by his passion and ‘get up and go’ and this is reflected in his responsiveness.. The Kickstart Scheme is a great initiative, creating hundreds of thousands of high quality 6-month job placements for young people. We hope that it is the sort of thing that can continue into the future.”
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