What is the KickStart Scheme?

The Kickstart Scheme is designed to provide funding for employers in order to create job opportunities for 16 to 24-year olds.

The Government's recently announced scheme is an innovative way to help young people into work and spur Britain’s economic revival.

The scheme is a subsidised programme where the Government pays £6500 to cover the wage, national insurance and pension contributions of individuals for 25 hours a week with up to an additional £1500 per placement to help with other costs such as set-up, training, travel and uniform.

We're working with businesses to:

  • Administer the scheme on their behalf, combining applications from multiple organisations to hit the Government's need for at least 30 placement requests per application, each employer only needs a single vacancy and we will collate as an intermediary on behalf of all the employers

  • Provide the essential employability training needed to align with the scheme's funding requirements

This scheme will help open doors to a brighter future for a new generation and to ensure businesses can bounce back stronger in the economy.

The new Government funded scheme is available across Great Britain as part of a £2 billion fund to create work placements for 16 to 24-year olds on Universal Credit. They will be placed on a high quality 6-month work placement with the aim of creating lasting skills and opportunities to keep them in work for the foreseeable future.

Any business is eligible, the only requirement is the vacancies meet the following criteria:

  • Be new vacancies not advertised elsewhere
  • At least 25 hours a week for 6 months
  • Pay the National Minimum Wage
  • Not require extensive training
  • Not cause existing employees or contractors to lose hours

Easy, just fill out your details in the fields below and a member of our team will be in touch when we've processed your application.