Fund title: Kickstart Scheme: work placements for young people
Focus of fund/fund aims:
A £2 billion fund to create 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
Applications may be submitted at any time
Employers from all industries and across the private, public and voluntary sectors can get involved in the new Kickstart Scheme.
Employers can use the Kickstart Scheme to create new 6-month job placements for young people who are currently on Universal Credit and at risk of long-term unemployment. The job placements should support the participants to develop the skills and experience they need to find work after completing the scheme.
Funding is available for 100% of the relevant National Minimum Wage for 25 hours a week, plus associated employer National Insurance contributions and employer minimum automatic enrolment pension contributions. There is also £1,500 per job placement available for setup costs, support and training.
Bids must be for a minimum of 30 job placements. If you are unable to offer this many vacancies, you can partner with other organisations to reach the minimum number.