The Government Kickstart Scheme provides funding to employers to create new 6-month job placements for young people aged16 to 24-year-old who are currently on Universal Credit and at risk of long-term unemployment.

This is part of the government’s Plan for Jobs and aims to create hundreds and thousands of new, fully funded jobs across England, Scotland and Wales. The first placements should be available from November.

Funding for each job placement will cover:

  • 100% of the relevant National Minimum Wage for 25 hours a week
  • the associated employer National Insurance contributions
  • employer minimum automatic enrolment contributions

There will also be extra funding to support young people to build their experience and help them move into sustained employment after they have completed their Kickstart Scheme funded job, which where Will Barnes, as a recruitment and training centre, can really help.

How you can get involved as an employer:

Please contact us if you wish to support a young person by offering them a placement.  We will take care of the full application process for you.

Young people can find out more about the scheme here.