The Kickstart Scheme was announced in July 2020 as part of the Chancellor’s Plan for Jobs. The scheme aims to create thousands of high-quality six-month work placements for young people aged 16 to 24 who are claiming Universal Credit and are at risk of long-term unemployment.
Under the scheme, the Government will cover 100 per cent of employment costs for 25 hours a week. This includes the employee’s salary at the appropriate minimum wage for their age, as well as National Insurance and pension contributions.
From 3 February 2021, there are two main ways for small employers to take part with the Kickstart scheme no matter how many placements you can offer, either directly through DWP or through an official Government gateway like ours.
We DO NOT charge a fee for our support. If you’d like to start the ball rolling on us supporting you with your application, please fill out the short form below.
Employability Skills Support
We can also support your placements with employability skills training, short course and tasks, CV building and interview techniques.
If you cannot provide this in house please talk to us about using ‘My Employability Hub’.