The Government has recently announced a new £2billion ‘Kickstart Scheme’ to help create fully funded jobs for young people across England, Scotland and Wales.

The Scheme provides funding to employers to create new 6-month job placements for individuals aged 16 – 24, who are currently claiming Universal Credit and at risk of long-term unemployment.

If your business is able to offer a job opportunity for a young person under the scheme you’ll receive:

  • 100% of the relevant National Minimum Wage for 25 hours a week
  • The associated employer National Insurance contributions and minimum pension costs
  • A contribution towards employer set-up costs, support and training for each candidate placed through the scheme