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, no matter how many opportunities they have available, rather than the 30 needed to apply for the scheme directly.
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 12th November it was announced over 19,000 job placements for unemployed young people have so far been created under the government’s £2 billion Kickstart Scheme – with tens of thousands more expected in the months ahead.
The scheme is just one part of a package of support for young people. The government has invested £1.6 billion in increasing the number of apprenticeships, traineeships and employment support schemes, helping people to build the skills they need to get back into work.
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