About the Kickstart scheme
On the 2nd September the government announced a new Kickstart Scheme, 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.
The Kickstart scheme is subsidised by the Government, with the Government paying 100 percent of the age-relevant national minimum wage, national insurance and pension contributions, provided young people aged 16-24 are given quality positions with a minimum 25 hours a week. Employers are provided with £1,500 grant per Kickstarter to cover starting costs.
How Kickstart scheme works for employers
Large corporations with 30 or more vancancies can apply directly, SMEs with fewer than 30 vacancies must pool together and use a representative.
As part of the scheme Employers MUST provide training to help the Kickstarters find long term permanent work. Each application should include how you will help the participants to develop their skills and experience, including:
support to look for long-term work, including career advice and setting goals
support with CV and interview preparations
Find more information on the scheme here
How we can help you with the Kickstart scheme
In order for you to fulfil the legal, training obligation, we can provide the employability training required under the scheme and you will be able to use a small proportion of your £1,500 grant to fund the course as this satisfies the training requirement. The course will include;
1.5 hour online CV Writing Workshops, including questions and answers
1.5 hour online Job Search workshop, including questions and answers
1.5 hour online Interview Workshop, including questions and answers
Course e-book, for easy reference
CPD form to capture all training completed
A certificate for each workshop completed
The Job Guru is a professional company, we are members of REC, the Recruitment & Employment Federation and are experts in employment. The Job Guru have years of experience helping job seekers to successfully navigate the job market.
Contact us now, to find out how we can help your business fulfill the Kickstart scheme requirements and answer any of your kickstart questions:
Call us: 01242 644344 or
Email us: firstname.lastname@example.org or
Complete our enquiry form and we'll be in touch
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