Are you a small business wanting to recruit?

Need the resource, but are cautious about the cost?

We can help you with your next fully funded hire!

The Government have launched a brand new Kickstart Scheme
and will fully fund your next new hire for the next 6 months – at NO cost to you!

What is the Kickstart Scheme?

Launched in September 2020, Kickstart will create hundreds of thousands of new fully-subsidised roles for young people as part of efforts to ensure a future of opportunity and hope for those starting out in their career and at risk of long term unemployment.

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.

The Smallprint

Funding is available following a successful application process. Applications must be for a minimum of 30 job placements. If you are unable to offer this many job placements, that is where Qualitrain is able to help.
We can apply on your behalf and support you through the whole process.
Any organisation, regardless of size, can apply for funding.
The job placements created with Kickstart funding must be new jobs. They must not:
The roles you are applying for must:
Each application should include how you will help the participants to develop their skills and experience, including:

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.

In order to collate some basic details, please complete both Part A and Part B of this form

1Part A
2Part B
  • What is the job title of the placement you'd like to provide
  • Provide a very brief description of the role
  • Please enter a number from 1 to 200.
  • DD slash MM slash YYYY
  • Brief overview of any support/training you will be able to offer to your placements
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