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The Kickstart Scheme for Employers

We help employers access Government funding to create job placements for young people.

What is the Kickstart Scheme?

The Kickstart Scheme funds hundreds of thousands of high quality 6 month work placements for young people aged 16-24 on Universal Credit deemed at risk of long term unemployment due to Coronavirus.

The scheme pays employers 100% of the National Minimum Wage for 25 hours a week, plus employer National Insurance contributions and employer minimum automatic enrolment contributions. There is also a setup grant per job placement available for setup costs, support and training.

The Kickstart Scheme is now coming to an end. Applications are no longer being accepted from new employers. The latest date that Job Centre Work Coaches can refer candidates to existing vacancies is 28th February. All Kickstart Scheme jobs must start by 31st March.

Official Kickstart Gateway

We are an official Kickstart Gateway, approved by the Department for Work & Pensions and have helped employers access the Kickstart Scheme. 

Applications closed

We handled the application process with the Government but we are no longer taking applications from new employers

Employability Support

We provide employability skills training and support, helping employers who have applied through us, meet their employability obligations under the scheme.

Reasons To Get Involved

Strengthen Your Workforce

Invest In Your Business

An Extra Pair Of Hands

Support Youth Employment

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Thank you so much again for taking the time to speak to me yesterday. I hugely appreciate it. We would love to get the ball rolling and I have therefore applied for the funding on your website.
Lucy
Lucy
Thanks so much! Really appreciate the support you offered
Jamie
JamieCEO
Thank you, you’ve been very helpful.
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Polly
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