The government has recently launched the Kickstart Scheme - a national programme to create 6-month job placements for young people who are currently on Universal Credit and at risk of long-term unemployment. Kickstart 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.
As one of London’s top colleges, we work closely with businesses of all sizes to support young people into employment. Our aim is to help employers make the most of the Government’s Kickstart Scheme.
Funding 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. It is important to note that job placements created with Kickstart funding must be new jobs.
Join our consortium
In order to participate, individual employers must offer a minimum of 30 Kickstart placements. This rule means that many employers and even those that are relatively large, will not be able to participate.
Fortunately, employers are able to come together as a consortium provided that the consortium collectively offers 30 or more Kickstart Jobs opportunities.
You can read more about the requirements of the scheme, what we hope to offer and what we need from you here.
If you were hoping to offer placements to Kickstarters but are no longer able to do so because of the 30-placement rule, then we would love for you to join our consortium.
To find out more or to register your interest please complete the form below.