Kickstart Scheme

Dear Colleagues,


If you are looking to recruit a new member of staff, please consider utilising the Governments Kickstart Scheme as it’s a great way to recruit a young person.


From 3 February 2021, employers can apply directly to the Kickstart scheme for any number of job placements. They are removing the threshold of 30 job placements. You can also choose to apply through a Kickstart gateway, including those supporting sole traders.


Kickstart gateways already working with the scheme can continue to add more employers and job placements to their grant agreement.


The Kickstart Scheme provides funding to create new job placements for 16 to 24 year olds on Universal Credit who are at risk of long term unemployment. Employers of all sizes can apply for funding which covers:


· 100% of the National Minimum Wage (or the National Living Wage depending on the age of the participant) for 25 hours per week for a total of 6 months

· associated employer National Insurance contributions

· employer minimum automatic enrolment contributions


Further information can be found here


If you would like support or in the future employ someone through the scheme could you please contact the training hub eastkent.traininghub@nhs.net