Funded Employment for 16-24 Year Olds

Kickstart Scheme

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What is the Kickstart Scheme?

The Kickstart Scheme has been launched by the UK government to create a number of new 6-month job placements for young people who are currently on Universal Credit and at risk of long-term unemployment. The job placements are aimed at supporting the participants to develop the skills and experience they need to find permanent work after completing the scheme. Funding is available for 100% of the relevant National Minimum Wage for 25 hours a week, plus associated employer National Insurance contributions and employer minimum automatic enrolment contributions. 

Our Contribution

We are proud to act as a Kickstart Gateway and firmly believe in the importance of capturing the true potential of each young life and harness the belief that every person is worthy of a career and sustainable employment. Our contribution has enabled us to support a range of organisations large and small within a variety of sectors. Our work has resulted in 34 high quality kickstart placements and counting, providing young people with six months of excellent experience with opportunities to progress.

Each Kickstarter gets six months of work with a supportive employer and are provided with tailored, 1 to 1 employability support by our IAG qualified advisor.  We also engage in conversations with the employers and kick-starters to look at their ideal next steps.

As a kickstart Gateway, we act on behalf or employers by batching together applications and submitting them to the DWP, oversee the administration and the financial payments. Our employers can also reach out to us for support. We're especially proud to have supported four kickstarters of our own. Two based at our Sheffield Office and two at our Hull office.


Successful Kickstart job starts


Kickstart posts currently in recruitment

Our Offer