What is Kickstart? The government has introduced a £2 billion fund to create hundreds of thousands of high quality 6-month work placements aimed at those aged 16 to 24 who are on Universal Credit and at risk of long term unemployment. Funding available for each job will cover 100% of the relevant National Minimum Wage for 25 hours a week, plus the associated employer National Insurance contributions and employer minimum automatic enrolment contributions. More information about the scheme can be accessed on the Gov.UK website.
Our Ask – we are looking for local employers to create high quality 6 month work placements. In addition to financial contributions to cover the minimum wage, NI and pension contributions, employers will also receive up to £1,500 additional funding to cover associated costs for set up, support and training.