With names such as Haven, Pizza Express and Network Rail signing up to the kickstart scheme, it puts the spotlight on this scheme and all for good reason.
But was is the kickstart scheme and how do you apply?
The Kickstart Scheme funds 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 £1,500 grant per job placement available for setup costs, support and training.
The Kickstart Scheme is open to businesses across all sectors. The programme has been designed to help young people get back into a working environment which delivers key benefits to your business;
- Reduction in recruitment costs
- Train and retain talent
- Increased productivity from staff who are hungry to learn and are motivated to get back into the world of work
If you are a business looking to expand your team and receive government funding to cover the costs, submit your application now