1 %

that take on an apprentice report benefits to their business

1 %

stay with the same employer

1 %
OF apprentices

stay in employment after finishing their apprenticeship

Kickstart Scheme flyer

For more information, or to express your interest in the Kickstart Scheme contact us on 01952 642452 or email engage@telfordcollege.ac.uk

Alternatively, please complete the expression of interest form below and one of our team will be in touch.

Can you help a young person get the experience they need through a Kickstart Scheme placement?

What you need to know

The Kickstart Scheme is a £2 billion fund to create hundreds of thousands of high quality, fully subsidised 6-month job placements for young people aged 16-24.

The Scheme was announced by the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, in the Summer as part of the Plan for Jobs.

Through the scheme, employers like you will be able to access a large pool of young people with potential, ready for an opportunity.

How does the Scheme work?

You can use the Kickstart Scheme to create new job placements for young people who are 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.

As an approved Gateway, Telford College can help you utilise the £1500 per job placement available to support setup costs, and provide the essential employability training to develop new skills that will help young people move into sustained employment after they have completed their Kickstart funded job.

How long will the Scheme last?

Each Kickstart placement lasts 6-months, with the Scheme currently being available until December 2021.

Once their placement is complete, your Kickstart participant may transition into a full-time role with you, or wish to explore further training and job opportunities with our team here at Telford College.

How do I apply for the Scheme?

Telford College are acting as a Gateway intermediary for employers, regardless of the number of placements you may be able to offer.  We are already working with lots of employers across the region to offer over 100 Kickstart placements, and providing the wraparound support for participants to improve their future prospects.

If you would like to offer a placement and would like to join other like-minded businesses who are participating in the scheme, all you need to do is let us know how may placements you have to offer, and Telford College will do the rest!

we work with employers like you

"We’re looking forward to developing our relationship with the college who source and train all of our apprentices. We’ve been working with Telford College for a number of years and some of our early apprentices are now in pivotal roles within the company.”
Alan Filmer
Apprenticeship Manager at Muller
"Bespoke are advocates of apprenticeships, with 50% of our workforce having taken some type of apprenticeship training. Apprentices we've recruited come with a thirst to learn and an absolute desire to do well. If you're a business owner and not sure of the value of apprentices, take a look into the benefits."
Chris Pallett
Managing Director at Bespoke Computing Ltd

meet our team

Beckie Bosworth


engagement manager

Having worked in education for 16 years, 14 of those years at Telford College, Beckie heads up the Business Development and Work Placement team. She believes in building strong and effective working relationships with stakeholders that are built on honesty, trust and support…read more

Lora Rogers



Lora’s role allows her to nurture talented people every day, offering help and advice and giving young people guidance which is very rewarding. Lora enjoys matching a candidate and employer to create a strong partnership…read more

Chris Field




Having worked within the industry for a number of years, Chris joined Telford College to be part of a new, ambitious team ready to support local businesses. His philosophy is very simple – to listen to the needs of each company and give easy and honest advice…read more

Katie McKeown



Katie feels extremely lucky to join such an inspiring team. From the first moment of seeing the job specification she felt it had her name all over it, and is a very hands on learner herself. Katie helps and guides talented and inspiring candidates to find their dream careers…read more