Kickstart Scheme

Kickstart Scheme

UK Government introduces scheme to help young unemployed people.

The government has introduced a new Kickstart Scheme in Great Britain to create work placements for young people deemed at risk of long-term unemployment.

A £2 billion fund has been established to create hundreds of thousands of high quality 6-month work placements aimed at those aged 16 to 24 who are on Universal Credit and are deemed to be at risk of long-term unemployment.

Funding available for each job will cover 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.

If you are an employer looking to create job placements for young people, visit the gov.uk website to check if you can apply for funding as part of the scheme. If you are considering becoming a representative for a group of employers, check what information you need to provide to apply for a grant through the Kickstart Scheme.

For more guidance and promotional materials visit www.gov.uk/government/collections/kickstart-scheme