In July 2020, the government committed up to £2.1bn for Great Britain, to fund the direct creation of 300,000 high quality jobs for 18-24 year olds.
Since then, Movement to Work (MTW) has been working closely with the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) to support the design and implementation of the new scheme.
The Kickstart Scheme provides funding to employers to create new 6-month job placements for young people who are currently on Universal Credit and at risk of long-term unemployment.
Funding will cover for each job placement:
- 100% of the relevant National Minimum Wage for 25 hours a week
- the associated employer National Insurance contributions
- employer minimum automatic enrolment contributions
- There will also be extra funding to support young people to build their experience and help them move into sustained employment after they have completed their Kickstart Scheme funded job.
You can read more on the Government’s web pages here.
Young people can find out more about the Kickstart Scheme on the: Job Help Site
30 jobs or more: If your organisation is creating more than 30 job placements between now and December 2021 as part of the Kickstart Scheme, you can submit your application directly.
● If you are an employer seeking to create 30+ placements, you can still speak to a member of the team about how to make a strong application. Please fill in your details using the form below, and a member of the team will be in touch with you as soon as we can. Click here to get started!
● You can find out more about applying directly via the Government website HERE
Fewer than 30 jobs: If your organisation is creating fewer than 30 job placements between now and December 2021, you need to join a group of employers to apply together.
Keywords: these organisations are commonly being referred to as ‘representatives’, ‘intermediaries’, and ‘Kickstart gateways’.
● Speak to a member of the Movement to Work team about how to find the right representative. Please fill in your details using the form below, and a member of the team will be in touch with you as soon as we can. Click here to get started!
● You can read more and find a list of intermediaries on the Government website HERE
● In some special cases, Movement to Work will be able to act as an intermediary – linking you to more employers or helping you with the application process.
Movement to Work wants to help as many employers as possible access this new scheme, and ensure Kickstart jobs offer young people high-quality experiences in the workplace.
Kickstart is only one part of the support for young people announced in the Government’s plan for jobs. We want to make sure that, wherever they are on their journey into employment, young people can access quality support and learning to help them progress and succeed.
We’re committed to helping organisations find bespoke solutions, Kickstart or otherwise, please contact a member of the team if you want to talk about supporting young people to succeed at work.
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Introducing the MtW Employer Guide to Kickstart
This new employers’ guide outlines the Kickstart Scheme and details how to successfully engage in the best way possible to deliver quality opportunities for young people.
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