Kickstart is a new £2bn scheme as part of the Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s ‘plan for jobs’ focusing on young people aged 16-24. The scheme provides the opportunity for young people on Universal Credit to gain valuable skills and experience in the workplace, with a view to gaining long-term employment.
The benefits for employers are that there is 100% minimum-wage funding for 25 hours per week for a period of six months and a grant of £1500 per placement for set up and training costs. There is no limit to the number of applications for placements, so why not elevate your business through this Scheme!
All you need to do is provide evidence that the job is new (not a replacement), a job description, how the individual will be supported to find long term work, CV, interview preparation and support to develop their skills in areas such as teamwork, organisation and communication.
Professionals in Partnership HR Consultancy is acting as a Gateway organisation, to enable companies with fewer than 30 new roles to make an application to access the funding. Once the application has been approved, candidates will apply for the job placements and your usual selection process will be followed.
This is a fantastic opportunity for local businesses to collaborate and make a difference to the lives of our local young people.
If you are interested in getting involved, please contact Karen Ferris, MD of Professionals in Partnership HR Consultancy via www.professionalsinpartnership.co.uk or 07855 439759.