As part of the Government’s Plan for Jobs, the Kickstart Scheme has been launched. The 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.

Young people can find out more about the Kickstart Scheme by clicking on the link below.

If you’re an employer interested in taking part in this scheme you can download a helpful guide below.

If you need help with the Kickstart Scheme process, you can find out who your local contact is by clicking on the link below.

With the youth unemployment rate rising in Redditch because of the impact of coronavirus, I’m encouraging as many local businesses as possible to hire young people through the Kickstart scheme. Employers can apply for the scheme by clicking on the link on the right.

If you need further help or information, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me using the contact form on the right.

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