What is Kickstart?
The scheme provides funding for employers to create new placements for 16- to 24-year-olds who are currently unemployed, giving you access to a pool of effectively free staff to help your business recover and thrive.
Using the scheme, the Government is funding 100% of every placement for 25 hours work per week for six months including National Minimum Wage, employer national insurance and pension contributions. A grant of up to £1,500 per role is also funded to cover the cost of training and employability support.
What are the benefits to my company?
Fully funded work placements (minimum 5 for this service) for six months, giving you extra staff for FREE.
Developing new workers who could become permanent members of your team after the placement period ends.
A lump sum payment per successful applicant, covering costs of setting them up and any training they will need to perform their roles.
How can we help?
Our support service helps you to apply for 5+ Kickstart placements and maximise your chances of being successful.
Just click APPLY ONLINE below, complete the simple questionnaire. A member of our team will get back to you within 2 working days with the proposed completed application for your sign off.
They will then complete the application process, advise you when the response is received, and if successful help you to complete the relevant paperwork to advertise your placement vacancies.
We will write your application from the information you provide us, including providing suggestions to maximise your chance of success.
Submitting your application and sending you the application reference.
Support to complete the job description paperwork if your application is successful.
We will provide a suggested template if you want to advertise the jobs yourselves, as it is essential that the applicant applies through their jobs coach.
What does the service cost?
Application fee £250+VAT. This is provided at cost to enable us to offer the service.
And ONLY if your application is successful:
25% of the lump sum payment for each placement, so £375+VAT per £1500 grant received by you. This is far below the fee charged by many Kickstart Gateways, who often charge 50% or even 100% of the grant paid.