Posted: Wed, 02 Sep 2020 10:15

Applications have opened for employers to become part of the government's £2 billion Kickstart Scheme to create hundreds of thousands of new, fully subsidised jobs for young people across the country.

The 6-month placements are open to those aged 16-24 who are claiming Universal Credit and at risk of long term unemployment. They will be available across a range of different sectors in England, Scotland and Wales. The first placements are likely to be available from November.

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 funded job.

Employers will receive funding for 100% of the relevant National Minimum Wage for 25 hours a week, plus associated employer National Insurance contributions and employer minimum auto-enrolment pension contributions.

To find out more click through to the information available via the Business Gateway.

Funding is available following a successful application process. Applications must be for a minimum of 30 job placements. If you are unable to offer this many job placements, you can partner with other organisations to reach the minimum number. Further details and an employers guide.

Kickstart Scheme opens for employer applications

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  • Active Partnerships
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    Harborough LSA
  • Blaby LSA
    Active Rutland
  • Safeguarding
    Active Oadby and Wigston
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    Sport England
  • Active Leicester
    NWL LSA
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    Equality Standard