Kickstart SchemeAn introduction to the Government Kickstart Scheme and where to go to be a part of it.
What is the Kickstart Scheme?
The Kickstart Scheme provides funding to employers to create job placements for 16 to 24 year olds on Universal Credit.
The Kickstart Scheme provides funding to create new job placements for 16 to 24 year olds on Universal Credit who are at risk of long term unemployment. Employers of all sizes can apply for funding which covers:
- 100% of the National Minimum Wage (or the National Living Wage depending on the age of the participant) for 25 hours per week for a total of 6 months
- associated employer National Insurance contributions
- employer minimum automatic enrolment contributions
Employers can spread the start date of the job placements up until the end of December 2021.
A Kickstart Scheme application must be for a minimum of 30 job placements. If a single employer cannot provide this many job placements, they can find a Kickstart gateway, such as a local authority, charity or trade body for help applying.
Further funding is available for training and support so that young people on the scheme can get a job in the future.
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As an employer, Kickstart will give you access to a large pool of young people with potential, who are ready for an opportunity, at zero cost to you. GC want to work with you to deliver high-quality placements that go beyond the minimum requirements of the scheme to deliver an outstanding experience that both you and they can be proud of.
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The GM Chamber of Commerce are here
The Chamber is proud to be an approved Kickstart Scheme gateway. This means we can help your business access the Kickstart talent pool whether you recruit one Kickstarter or an entire cohort.