If you are looking to employ young people in your business through the Kickstart Scheme, we can support you through the process.
South Thames Colleges Group is a Kickstart gateway, meaning that we can help you apply for the Kickstart Scheme, as well as offering training and support to your participants, at no cost to your business.
WHAT IS THE KICKSTART SCHEME?
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.
This is a great opportunity for you to discover new talent, and train young people to develop skills that can be used to support your business.
HOW IS THE KICKSTART SCHEME FUNDED?
There is funding available for 100% of the age-relevant National Minimum Wage for 25 hours a week. As well as funding the wages, the Kickstart Scheme will also make National Insurance and employer pension contributions.
There is also £1,500 per job placement for employers, which covers setup costs, support, equipment and training.
HOW LONG WILL KICKSTART SCHEME LAST?
Each placement lasts 6-months, with the Kickstart Scheme being delivered until December 2021.
Once the placement is complete, we can support the participant with further training and support in finding long term employment.
HOW DO I APPLY?
Applications for the Kickstart Scheme must be for a minimum of 30 job placements. Many employers will be offering less than 30 placements, but the good news is you can access the scheme using a gateway organisation, such as South Thames Colleges Group. We will ask you for information about your company and the job vacancies you are hoping to fill and we will apply for your Kickstart placements with other employers in order to reach the minimum 30 job vacancies per application.
WHY USE SOUTH THAMES COLLEGES GROUP?
Our dedicated team are here to support your business to access Kickstart and we’ll guide you through the process.
We offer a package of training support as well as bespoke training which can help your young person in their placement and also help your business to thrive.
Recognising that many people accessing Kickstart will see the scheme as a route into employment, as a large Further Education College we also offer many further training options including traineeships, apprenticeships, degree programmes and other training, so we can work with your Kickstart employee(s), other employees in your organisation and your business beyond the 6-month placement.
To register your interest in the Kickstart Scheme please provide us with a few details:
Company Name and Address:
A brief description of your company:
Number of employees:
A brief description of the role/s?
For further information on the Kickstart Scheme please go to https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/kickstart-scheme