About the Kickstart Scheme
The Kickstart Scheme is a £2 billion fund to create hundreds of thousands of 6-month jobs for young people. This is part of the government's Plan for Jobs and is funded by the Department for Work and Pensions.
WELCOME TO KICKSTART-UK
FUNDED WAGES FOR EMPLOYERS TO CREATE 6-MONTHS PLACEMENTS FOR 16-24 YEAR OLDS
Kickstart-UK, part of Business 2 Business (UK) Limited, offers a FREE full service to help employers benefit from the Kickstart Scheme. We are an approved Gateway Organisation and can support you.
Funding for each job placement will cover:
100% of the relevant National Minimum Wage for 25 hours a week
All NI contributions
Employer minimum automatic enrolment contributions
Additional benefits to employers
Bring in enthusiastic new individuals with a variety of new skills into your business
Support young people with the tools they need and let their creativity flourish to grow your business
Through our employability support, individuals will gain vital experience to support and progress once in your organisation
As your Kickstart gateway, we will support you in the following ways. This is at no charge to you as this is covered by government funding. We will take you through the whole journey and make it as easy as possible for you the employer.
The government may ask for evidence of how each individual has gathered basic work skills including:
Travelling to work
We will ensure the skills are incorporated into the package.
These individuals will also need to be given training on CV, interviews, job search process, in-work support, setting career goals and careers advice. We are able to provide this as part of our support package.
Our tutors can provide further support should that be required. This can take the form of more personalised careers advice.
Once each individual has completed the online courses, we will provide a certificate for our Kickstart Qualification to prove the individual has done this and provide evidence to the government.
We will also support you with claims eligiblility to meet the exact criteria. The government will conduct checks on each application and will ask for money back should there be errors, so this step is crucial.
The government may also require evidence that each employer is offering the support required to the individual and we will assist you to pass these checks
Back-office administration support
Support with back-office administration including payroll and managing systems. We can also conduct pre-checks on right to work documents.
Contracts and other legal matters
Support with creating job descriptions, contracts which meet the criteria set out by the government.
Streamlined Recruitment Assistance
Automated pre-screening to ensure you get the right candidate.
Funds will be administered by us to ensure you receive timely payments.
Should you require placements across offices we are able to provide support with management of those vacancies.
To share best practice we can put employers in touch with each other and provide regular newsletters.