26 Jul Kickstart scheme to help youth into work
The Kickstart Scheme provides funding to create new 6-month jobs for people aged 16 to 24 years of age, on Universal Credit, who are at risk of long term unemployment.
Thousands of employers across the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors have already applied 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
- Minimum automatic enrolment pension contributions
- A grant of £1,500 per job to cover setup costs and employability support.
Want to know more? The DWP is hosting weekly Breakfast Meetings on Thursday mornings 10:00-11:00am. Click here to join the meeting.
For full details and to register go to: Kickstart Campaign
Apply by October to take advantage of this scheme.