Kickstart is the UK Government scheme providing funding to employers to create new 6-month job placements for 16 to 24-year-olds who are currently on Universal Credit and at risk of long-term unemployment.
What does the Funding cover?
• 100 per cent of the National Minimum Wage for 25 hours a week;
• The associated employer National Insurance contributions; and
• Employer minimum automatic enrolment contributions.
There is also additional funding to support the young person to develop the skills and experience they need to find work after completing the placement.
Kickstart is coming to Inverclyde through a partnership between Inverclyde's membership bodies, Inverclyde Chamber of Commerce and CVS Inverclyde.
Pooling our experience, we will bid for placements on behalf of Inverclyde businesses and third sector organisations and help with skills and training support throughout the six-month placement.
How do I apply for a placement?
If you are looking to offer 30 placements or more, you can apply directly to the UK Government.
The roles shouldn't require people to undertake extensive training before they begin and they must be new jobs, not replacing an existing job or planned vacancy or cause an existing employee or contractor to lose or reduce their employment.
Employers can read a short summary guide here.