The Kickstart Scheme provides funding to employers to create new 6-month job placements for young people who are currently on Universal Credit and at risk of long-term unemployment.
Funding will cover for each job placement:
- 100% of the relevant National Minimum Wage for 25 hours a week
- The associated employer National Insurance contributions
- Employer minimum automatic enrolment contributions
There will also be extra funding to support young people to build their experience and help them move into sustained employment after they have completed their Kickstart Scheme funded job.
There have been several updates regarding the Kickstart scheme including a new video which can be found here.
For the latest updates see:
Check if you can apply for a grant through the Kickstart Scheme here:
Apply for a grant through the Kickstart Scheme here:
Check if you can apply for a Kickstart Scheme grant on behalf of a group of employers here:
Find someone to apply for a Kickstart Scheme grant on your behalf here