The Kickstart Scheme for Employers

Fully-funded Staff

Recruit young people (aged 16-24) for 6 months and the Government will cover 100% of their wages (national minimum wage).

Additional Grant

The government will give you an additional grant for every young person you employ as part of the Kickstart Scheme.

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Help young people gain valuable experience and skills to boost their career prospects. 

What is the Government Kickstart Scheme?

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The Kickstart Scheme provides funding to create new jobs for 16 to 24 year old’s 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
    • minimum automatic enrolment pension contributions

You can spread the job start dates up until 31 December 2021. You’ll get funding until 30 June 2022 if a young person starts their job on 31 December 2021.

The government also provides an additional grant for every young person you employ to help with additional recruitment, training and start-up costs.

 Apply for the Kickstart Scheme

If you have any questions or issues, please call one of our Kickstart Coordinators on 01472 493004.