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Furniture Works is taking part in the Kickstart Scheme, which is a Government initiative that funds the creation of new jobs for 16-to-24-year-olds.

Back in April, we welcomed Rhyanne Marshall, 18, who is now a retail assistant at Furniture Works, our shop and workshop space at 39 St Thomas Street.

Rhyanne said: “I am really pleased to be part of the team here at Furniture Works.

“Skills I am learning include customer relations, product selling, stock control, taking orders, overseeing deliveries, posting items for sale on Facebook, updating the website, and cash handling.

“Retail is the line of work I am interested in. I applied for the role, and I was successful following an interview with Sarah and Michelle.”

Sarah Thornton, co-founder of Furniture Works said: “Rhyanne joined us in early April 2021 and works in Furniture Works 25 hours a week for the next six months. We became involved in the scheme thanks to Yorkshire in Business here in Scarborough.

“The aim of the scheme is to give mentoring support to a young person while they are being paid during their training. This reduces the risk of long-term unemployment.  We encourage Rhyanne to build upon her skills portfolio to include interactions with customers and liaise with the workshop team, so she knows what is being currently renovated.”