The Kickstart Scheme provides funding to employers to create new 6-month job placements for young people aged 16-24 who are currently on Universal Credit and at risk of long-term unemployment. This is part of the government's Plan for Jobs and aims to create new, fully funded jobs across England, Scotland and Wales. The scheme ends in December 2021 and is expected to create 250,000 high quality jobs for the young unemployed.
HAE EHA members can take part in the programme by either creating 30 Kickstart opportunities within their own organisation or join HAE EHA's Kickstart Work Scheme for the hire industry.
The roles applicants apply for:
Funding for each job placement will cover:
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.
Further details can be found on the scheme website here.
If your organisation is creating more than 30 job placements as part of the Kickstart Scheme, you can submit your application directly. If you are creating fewer than 30 placements you must partner with an intermediary organisation before applying.
If you have fewer than 30 vacancies and you would like HAE EHA to take on the role of your intermediary please get in touch with our Training Coordinator Alan Wemyss on 0121 380 4615.