Kickstart scheme

Funding for new employees through the kickstart scheme

The Kickstart Scheme provides funding to employers to create job placements for 16 to 24 year olds.

This government initiative provides funding to employers to create new 6-month job placements for young people 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 hundreds and thousands of new, fully funded jobs across England, Scotland and Wales. The first placements are likely to be available from November.

Funding is available for:

  • 100% of the relevant National Minimum Wage for 25 hours a week
  • associated employer National Insurance contributions
  • employer minimum automatic enrolment contributions

There is also £1500 per job placement available for setup costs, support and training.

The funding is available to companies of all sizes there is no minimum or maximum placement requirement.

To find out more and to register your interest in the scheme please click below: Kickstart scheme.

If you would like to find out more about the scheme then join for a free webinar where an employment expert will be able to answer all of your questions: Thursday 24th September 2020 at 12:00 pm – Register: Patway Kickstart webinar.