First batch of Future Jobs Fund jobs launched

PETERBOROUGH’S winning bid to create 167 new jobs through the government’s Future Jobs Fund has gone live with the first 88 jobs now being advertised through Job Centre Plus.

The first jobs, specifically for 18-24 years olds who have been unemployed between 39-50 weeks, include:

  • Two positions within the NHS informatics team
  • Three roles supporting the YMCA with its youth delivery programmes
  • Eight community project workers within Peterborough City Council’s neighbourhood management team working to raise awareness of community safety and environmental issues.

Richard Astle, GPP director said, “This is brilliant news for all of Peterborough’s residents, not just those young people employed through the Future Jobs Fund. The initiative aims to create a lasting benefit to Peterborough by helping young people gain the essential skills for them to prosper in our growing city and at the same time make a difference to the communities and individuals they will be working with.”

All jobs will come with suitable training packages and will be advertised through Job Centre Plus. New Future Jobs Fund jobs are advertised as they come on stream each month. Jobs set to be advertised in December include the recruitment of a team to work within the Peterborough health service to promote healthy living amongst young people. For more information on Peterborough’s Future Jobs Fund visit

If you are interested in applying for a Future Jobs Fund job, please arrange a meeting with your personal advisor or ring the Future Jobs Fund hotline, 01733 296571.