The Government will fully fund each Kickstart placement – paying 100% of the age-relevant National Minimum Wage, National Insurance and pension contributions for 25 hours a week. The Government will also pay employers £1,500 to set up support and training for people on a Kickstart placement, as well as helping pay for uniforms and other set up costs.
The jobs will give young people – who are more likely to have been furloughed, with many working in sectors disproportionately hit by the pandemic – the opportunity to build their skills in the workplace and to gain experience to improve their chances of finding long-term work.
The job placements should support the participants to develop the skills and experience they need to find work after completing the scheme.
The Kickstart Scheme is available in England, Scotland and Wales.
Once a job placement is created, it can be taken up by a second person once the first successful applicant has completed their 6-month term.
Funding is paid directly to employers with more than 30 vacancies or to an Intermediary called a Gateway organisation who manage the funding on behalf of all employers with less than 30 vacancies. Qualitrain are approved on the DWP register for Gateway organisations to provide this support.
Qualitrain Ltd are an approved intermediary (Gateway) organisation approved to coordinate job placements from companies who are looking to provide placement/s.
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