This is a great opportunity for local employers to support young people getting into work. On top of the wage subsidy, £1,500 per job placement available for setup costs, support and training.
We do a lot of work with young people who are NEET and this is a great incentive for local employers to be able to give these young people a chance to work, we are keen to hear from anyone who wishes to make use of these opportunities.Ross Cox, YES Project Development Manager
The DWP has produced A Guide for Employers and there is a page for young people on the job help website here. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/kickstart-scheme-promotional-materials?mc_cid=7cb4bba48a&mc_eid=679ce9bfc3
Some key details:
- On top of the wage subsidy, £1,500 per job placement available for setup costs, support and training.
- Applications are for minimum 30 job placements. Employers can partner with other orgs to reach the minimum number.
- If your organisation is creating more than 30 job placements as part of the #Kickstart Scheme, you can submit your application directly here https://www.apply-kickstart-grant-employer.service.gov.uk
- If your organisation is creating fewer than 30 Kickstart job placements, you must partner with others which could include:
- similar employers
- local authorities
- trade bodies
- registered charities
If you are a representative applying on behalf of a group of employers, you can get £300 of funding to support associated admin costs. More information about being a representative is here.
The Kickstart Scheme
The Kickstart Scheme is a £2 billion fund to create hundreds of thousands of high quality 6-month work placements for young people aged 16-24, who are claiming Universal Credit.
Employers of all sizes looking to create quality jobs for young people can apply. Through the scheme, all organisations across the private, public and voluntary sectors will be able to access a large pool of young people with potential, ready for an opportunity.
The Government will fully fund each ‘Kickstart’ job – paying 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. There will also be funding available to support young people to develop new skills and to help them move into sustained employment after they have completed their Kickstart Scheme funded job.