Contact centre firm makes pay pledge as it looks for 50 Glasgow workers

A digital marketing and contact centre business is to create 50 posts in Glasgow after tapping into a UK government jobs initiative.

Robert Copeland, director of Pursuit Marketing: 'We’re pleased to be utilising the support of the Kickstart scheme.' Picture: Mark Beltran/Rocketshot Productions

Pursuit, which is based in the city’s Finnieston area, is to utilise the Kickstart scheme for new roles but has guaranteed to pay above the highest threshold of the real living wage – irrespective of age – to all new employees on the scheme.

Funding for the UK government programme for those aged 16 to 24 runs for six months but the firm has also undertaken to make the new roles permanent at the conclusion of the term.

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Director Robert Copeland said: “The creation of 50 new jobs in Glasgow is great news for Pursuit and highlights our continuing growth during a period of wider economic uncertainty over the last year.

“We’re pleased to be utilising the support of the Kickstart scheme to create these new positions and look forward to welcoming some great young people into the business in the near future.

“The scheme is a brilliant initiative, but we were adamant that we wanted the people who were joining us to enjoy the same terms as the rest of our colleagues. We have committed to raising the earnings for all participants, irrespective of age, to £9.50 per hour – the Glasgow living wage.”

He added: “Pursuit prides itself on rewarding each team member for their contribution to our success and continues to take a fair and ethical approach as we expand our diverse and inclusive team in the months ahead.”

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