You may have already heard about the Kickstart scheme – a reminder below. We are sharing the news with our clients and candidates, in the hope that we can help to get this hugely talented and diverse group of people get to work, and soon!
The Kickstart Scheme provides government funding to create new job placements for 16 to 24 year olds on Universal Credit who are at risk of long term unemployment. Employers of all sizes can apply for funding which covers:
• 100% of the National Minimum Wage (or the National Living Wage depending on the age of the participant) for 25 hours per week for a total of 6 months
• associated employer National Insurance contributions
• employer minimum automatic enrolment contributions
Employers can spread the start date of the job placements up until the end of December 2021.
From our great colleagues over at Business West there is some Interesting information about the Kickstart Employment Scheme., and from the link, you can book onto the next online Q&A on Wednesday 21 October at 10am, hopefully see you there!
By creating a Kickstart job placement you’re helping a young person who is at risk of long-term unemployment, so thank for your interest in the scheme.
If you’d like to hear how it’s working out for us, please feel free to get in touch, we’re happy to help.