Kickstart Scheme Application Tips

What is the Kickstart Scheme?

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

The scheme will pay 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 £1,500 grant per job placement available for setup costs, support and training.

Most employers aren’t allowed to apply directly to the Government for funding. As an official Kickstart Gateway, we can handle your application on your behalf entirely free of charge as the Government covers our administration costs directly.

Checks must be made to show your organisation is established, reputable and financially solvent.

You are more likely to be approved if you:

  • have existed for a while
  • regularly and recently submitted accounts
  • have a credit score which is a low risk category
  • have a low probability of imminent business failure
  • have enough liquid assets to pay your debts
  • do not have any recent county court judgments (CCJs)

Tip 1

Show that your organisation is able to provide a 6-month Kickstart Scheme job placement and that your organisation is established and financially stable.

Tip 2

Your Kickstart Scheme job placement must give a meaningful experience of work.

Tip 3

All Kickstart Scheme job placements should be additional jobs within your organisation.

Tip 4

Kickstart Scheme job placements should increase future chances of work.

We are an official Kickstart Gateway, approved by the Department for Work & Pensions and you can submit your application to us now at APPLY NOW

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