The Kickstart Scheme asks businesses to create 6-month work placements for those aged 16-24, who are on Universal Credit. During this placement, you will gain valuable experience which can boost your CV, plus employability training which can increase your chances of finding future work. Each placement is paid at the National Minimum Wage for your age group!
The Kickstart scheme is a £2 billion initiative aimed at increasing employment rates in young people (aged 16-24), whilst providing employers with government funding to overcome the economic hardship caused by COVID-19.
The scheme asks employers to create 6-month work placements for those aged 16-24, allowing them to gain the experience and employability skills they need, to enter (and stay in) future employment. In return, the government will pay the wages of each young person taken on by an organisation, and provide them with a grant to cover the associated overhead costs.