Skills & Employment

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