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ScreenSkills is the industry-led skills body for the screen industries - film, television (including children's, unscripted and high-end), VFX (visual effects), animation and games. We are supporting economic recovery and future innovation and growth across the nations and regions by investing in the skilled and inclusive workforce who are critical to the UK screen industries' global success.

We provide insight, career development and other opportunities to help people get into the industry and progress within it.

Our work includes:

- Identifying skills gaps – current and future – across the screen industries and the whole of the country to provide an evidence      base for investment in skills and training
- Providing careers information
- Mapping and quality-marking professional pathways to improve entry-level diversity and work readiness
- Supporting development at every stage of a professional career in screen including through mentoring and offering bursaries.

How we do it
- ScreenSkills supports talent at every level, from new entrants to programmes for mid-career professionals and executives and    across the industry, from production accounting to exhibition and grips to writers.

- We provide or are developing services to support the finding, nurturing and retention of award-winning talent including

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Government Kickstart Scheme

Kickstart scheme

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.

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.

This is part of the government’s Plan for Jobs and aims to create hundreds and thousands of new, fully funded jobs across England, Scotland and Wales. The first placements are likely to be available from November.

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.

Details can be found on the Government website HERE

If you have fewer than 30 job placements to offer you will need to use a local indermediary to apply for a Kickstart Scheme grant on your behalf.

For details of informnation events & webinars about this scheme visit our events page: https://sbf.biz/events/

 

Below are details of local Intermediary’s:

To help smaller businesses, employers offering fewer than 30 placements will be asked to make a bid through an intermediary, such as a Chamber of Commerce, who will then bid for 30 or more placements as a combined bid from several businesses.

This will make the process easier and less labour intensive to apply for these smaller companies who only want to hire one or two Kickstarters.

Find out more here: http://bit.ly/kickstart-jobs

 

FSB is a national gateway for the UK Government's Kickstart scheme and we're encouraging small businesses to get involved and help support young people with job placements in England, Scotland and Wales.

Find out more here: https://www.fsb.org.uk/campaign/kickstart-scheme.html