What is the Kickstart funding scheme?
Kickstart is a government funded scheme that helps individuals aged 16 - 24 who are in receipt of Universal Credit and are at risk of long term unemployment. It was introduced as a way to create high quality jobs for young people and give them the chance to build their skills and confidence in the workplace, ultimately helping them to gain long-term, sustainable work.
How it works:
With the Kickstart scheme, individuals can enter into 6 month long work placements, giving them a way to gain new skills and work experience that will help them into employment.
Employers of all sizes can apply for funding for each job role they have available, including 100% of the National Minimum Wage for 25 hours work per week, plus the associated employer National Insurance contributions.
What funding do employers receive per placement?
For each individual placement, the government Kickstart scheme will fund the following:
- £300 set-up costs
- £1,500 for wrap-around support (includes required employability training)
- Minimum wage salary paid directly by the government
What can we do to help?
We offer a range of options for employees through Kickstart funding, with a range of subject areas being covered such as CV Writing, Interview Preparation, Communication and more.
The options we have available include:
- Functional Skills – English and Maths
- Essentials – Employability programme covering subjects such as job searching, CV writing, social awareness, and more
- Over 50 online auto-marked CPD short courses in a range of subjects
- Learner Management System (LMS)
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