Kickstart Scheme

The government has introduced a new Kickstart Scheme in Great Britain, a £2 billion fund 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.  Find out more here.

Interested in hiring a Kickstarter but able to offer less than 30 placements?

If you are interested in hiring Kickstarters in your organisation, the Workforce Skills Team at Buckinghamshire Business First want to hear about it to discover whether we are able to help small and medium businesses who will be offering fewer than 30 placements to collaborate and make the process easier and less labour intensive.

Fill out the form below and a member of our Workforce Skills team will be in touch to discuss when further information becomes available from the government.

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