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.
There will also be £1500 per job placement available for setup costs, support and 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 being delivered until December 2021.
Once their placement is complete, Telford College can support the young person with further training.
How do I apply for the Scheme?
Applications for the Kickstart Scheme must be for a minimum of 30 placements – however, If you are an organisation creating less than 30 Kickstart opportunities, Telford College can act as a Gateway intermediary. As we work with hundreds of employers already, we can group your placements with those of other like-minded businesses to enable you to access 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!