Over 120,000 jobs created via Kickstart Scheme and applications are made easier

Over 120,000 jobs created via Kickstart Scheme and applications are made easier

More than 120,000 jobs for 16 to 24 year olds have now been created through the government’s flagship Kickstart Scheme, as ministers have urged more employers to get involved.

The scheme, which has been underway since September, is helping to put young people who have been some of the hardest hit by the economic impact of the pandemic on the first rung of their career ladder. The start dates for these jobs vary but will all begin this year.

From 3 February 2021, employers will be able to apply to the Kickstart Scheme without a minimum threshold of 30 jobs. To ensure all job placements continue to be of a high quality, the government will continue to apply rigorous checks on training support and finances.

With so many gateways already approved, the government have now closed applications for new gateways– but businesses that wish to sign up with the support of an existing gateway such as the Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce will still be able to do so.

For those Lincolnshire employers who want support to get involved with the scheme, you can do so via our website here. Gateways can help provide a local connection and the necessary wrap around support which is a hallmark of the Kickstart Scheme.

Referrals to the Kickstart Scheme will run until December 2021 and is expected to create hundreds of thousands of new job placements.

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