What is the Kickstart Scheme?

Back in July, the UK Government announced 2 billion pounds worth of funding to support job creation opportunities for young people aged 16-24.

The Kickstart Scheme provides funding to employers to create new 6-month work placements for young people who are currently on Universal Credit and at risk of long-term unemployment. The funding is available for all industries across the Public, Private and Voluntary sectors.

This is part of the government’s Plan forJobs and aims to create hundreds and thousands of new, fully funded jobs across England, Scotland and Wales. The first placements are likely to be available from November. The funding will cover:

In order to apply for funding independently, you must be able to offer 30+ work placements. We understand that this is a large number and we can now confirm that Educ8 is a “Gateway Representative” who can pull multiple employer vacancies together in order to apply for the funding grant on your behalf.

Additional Information:

The placements created must be new opportunities.
The roles must be:
All applications should include how you will help the participants to develop their skills and experience with:

Educ8 can support with this wrap around employability support.

Individuals can then progress to an employer incentive apprenticeship afterwards.
Here's a short video on the Kickstart scheme or you can download a brochure here.
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