Plan for Jobs
The Kickstart Scheme is a £2 billion fund to create hundreds of thousands of high quality 6-month work placements for young people.
The placements are open to those aged 16-24 who are claiming Universal Credit and at risk of long-term unemployment.
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.
HOW TO GET INVOLVED
Register online with us and we'll help navigate your application and provide sector-based work academies for your kickstarters
Applications must be for a minimum of 30 job placements. If you are unable to provide this many vacancies, we can support finding a partner organisation to reach the minimum number
Through the scheme, we can source you a large pool of young talent with great potential, ready to make an impact
Employers will interview applicants and select the best candidate for the role
The job placements created with Kickstart funding must be new jobs.
They must not:
replace existing or planned vacancies
cause existing employees or contractors to lose or reduce their employment
The roles you are applying for must be:
a minimum of 25 hours per week, for 6 months
paid at least the National Minimum Wage for their age group
should not require people to undertake extensive training before they begin the job placement
All applications should include how you will help the participants to develop their skills and experience with:
support to look for long-term work
support with CV and interview preparation
training to develop their skills, such as team work, organisation and communications as part of the role
If your organisation is creating fewer than 30 job placements you must partner with other organisations in order to create a minimum of 30 job placements before applying.
Other organisations could include: