The Kickstart Scheme is designed to pay for 6-month job placements for young people who are currently on Universal Credit and at risk of long-term unemployment.
Successful applicants will qualify for a £1,500 grant per employee, plus funding for 25 hours a week at National Minimum Wage.
These have to be newly created roles – not filling an existing position. To apply directly, an employer must be creating 30 or more new roles.
Our link to Somerset Chamber is made without expressing an opinion on the service or recommendation to apply. Other organisations are also making applications on behalf of multiple employers who wish to use the scheme for less than 30 new jobs. Please contact us if you would like advice on the Kickstart Scheme.