Interested in creating between 1 and 29 placement over the term of the scheme then fill out our Kickstart form and join our gateway, weekly application submission.

Choose ICT Ltd trading as Skills 365 are proud to be a whole of England Gateway for the governments Kickstart placement scheme!

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Kickstart is a new £2bn scheme helping young people at risk of long term unemployment get into the job market by providing government funding for employers to create six-month job placements.

How the scheme works (Updated 01/11/2020)

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 gthe job placements up until the end of December 2021

 

What you'll get as an employer

£1,500 per job placement

This funding covers:

  • set up costs for IT equipment and software licences, administration and management time and support with helping Participants develop work skills and experience (employability support)

  • any uniform, equipment and Personal Protective Equipment as required

Kickstart Scheme wages and related costs

This funding covers:

Job placement criteria

The job placements created with Kickstart Scheme funding must be new jobs.

The job placements must not:

  • replace existing or planned vacancies

  • cause existing employees, apprentices or contractors to lose work or reduce their working hours

The job placements must:

  • be a minimum of 25 hours per week, for 6 months

  • pay at least the National Minimum Wage or the National Living Wage for the employee’s age group

  • only require basic training

For each job placement you must help the young person become more employable. This could include:

  • looking for long-term work, including career advice and setting goals

  • support with curriculum vitae (CV) and interview preparations

  • developing their skills in the workplace

Interested in creating between 1 and 29 placement over the term of the scheme then fill out our Kickstart form and join our gateway, weekly application submission.

Please visit our FAQ section for more information.

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