UK Government's Kickstart scheme

FSB is now a national gateway for the UK Government’s Kickstart scheme and we’re encouraging small businesses to get involved and help support young people with job placements in England, Scotland and Wales.

What is the Kickstart Scheme and am I eligible?

The Kickstart Scheme was announced in July as part of the Chancellor’s Plan for Jobs. The scheme aims to create thousands of high-quality six-month work placements for young people aged 16 to 24 who are claiming Universal Credit and are at risk of long term unemployment.

Under the scheme, the Government will cover 100 per cent of employment costs for 25 hours a week. This includes the employee’s salary at the appropriate minimum wage for their age, as well as National Insurance and pension contributions.

We are partnering with Adecco Working Ventures to allow small businesses to pool their vacancies allowing them to access the scheme no matter how many opportunities they can offer rather than the 30 needed to apply for the scheme directly.

Full details and applications can be made here: 

www.fsb.org.uk/campaign/kickstart-scheme.html

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