WHAT IS IT?
The Kickstart Scheme is a £2 billion fund to create hundreds of thousands of high quality 6-month work placements for young people.
It was announced on the 8th July after the Chancellor announced the Kickstart Scheme as part of the Plan for Jobs.
Funding available for each job will cover the relevant National Minimum Wage for 25 hours a week, plus the associated employer National Insurance contributions and employer minimum automatic enrolment contributions. There will also be funding available to support young people to develop new skills and to help them move into sustained employment after they have completed their Kickstart funded job.
Through the scheme, you’ll be able to access a large pool of young people with potential, ready for an opportunity.
We will initially prioritise young people aged between 16 and 24 who are ready for an opportunity and will be supported by their Jobcentre Plus work coach to enrol in the scheme.
HOW TO GET INVOLVED?
Employers from all industries and across the private, public and voluntary sectors can get involved.
The job placements created with Kickstart funding must be new jobs. They must not:
or reduce their employment
The roles you are applying for must be:
All applications should include how you will help the participants to develop their skills and experience with:
If you would like to apply, please complete the form on the next tab