Kickstart Scheme

Kickstart Scheme

The Kickstart Scheme provides funding to employers to create jobs for 16 to 24 year olds on Universal Credit.

The Kickstart Scheme is a Government initiative that provides funding to employers to create 6-month job placements for 16-24 year olds on Universal Credit and at risk of long-term unemployment. Employers will be able to access:

  • 6 months’ salary paid at 25 hours per week at National Minimum Wage.
  • Employer pensions and national insurance contributions
  • £1500 to contribute to the costs associated with establishing the role and to provide training and employability support throughout the employment.

Full details of the Kickstart Scheme can be found here:

Guide for Employers

Kickstart Scheme Prospectus

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If you'd like to find out more about the Kickstart Scheme please get in touch with our dedicated Employer Engagement Co-ordinator Graeme Blyth on

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