Three new young recruits are being taken on at a Black Country firm of insurance brokers as part of its youth strategy.

Gravity Risk Services Ltd is taking on the trio under the Government’s Kickstart scheme.

The programme targets 16 to 24 year-olds on Universal Credit.

The award-winning Stourbridge-based company will be taking on a marketing assistant and two telemarketing executives.

The company has a track record of investing in a young workforce and giving opportunities to young people. In August 2019 it took on three apprentices as part of a “commitment to youth”.

Dale Collett, managing director at Gravity Risk Services Ltd, said:

“We’re delighted with the opportunity to take on some new faces and at the same time invest in local young people.

“Our youth strategy means that young people get a good start to their careers learning in an environment that is busy, challenging and offering plenty to learn.

“We are a business that is continuing to grow, despite the recent pressures caused by the pandemic, and I am sure all three will fit in well.”

The Kickstart scheme encourages employers to find jobs for young people to benefit from training and experience.

Employers apply for government funding to cover the national minimum wage or the national living wage depending on age. It covers 25 hours a week for six months as well as national insurance contributions.

Further funding is available for training and support so that young people on the scheme can get a job in the future.

The business is currently recruiting for the roles but hopes to have them on board by June.