The Kickstart Scheme provides funding to create new job placements for 16 to 24 year olds on Universal Credit who are at risk of long term unemployment.
Employers of all sizes can apply for funding which covers:
Employers can spread the start date of the job placements up until the end of December 2021.
Job placement criteria
The job placements created with Kickstart Scheme funding must be new jobs. You need to check all of this with the employers you represent.
The job placements must not:
The job placements must:
We have partnered up with Lincoln College to allow businesses across the County to access the scheme with extra support which can be vital to make your Kickstart Scheme application a success.
Through this partnership, employers get that extra support as the administration requirements are all taken care of, as well as the management of the requirement and selection process.
Each job placement needs to help the young person become more employable and this partnership also provides invaluable support to the young people, including:
£1500 is available for start-up costs per placement. For advertising , training and recruiting your candidate Lincoln College will retain £500 and pay £1000 to you for further support of the placement.
This funding is for setup costs and to support the young person to develop their employability skills.
Kickstart Scheme wages and costs are paid to the employee, who will pass this on to the employer. This funding covers:
Employers can pay a higher wage and for more hours but the funding will not cover this.
On 25th January 2021 it was announced 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.
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