Professionals in Partnership offers help for companies wanting to get involved in the Kickstart jobs scheme

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 or 07855 439759.

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  1. I’d really like to hear from businesses that are interested in Kickstart. I am a 16-24 Support Worker, a government funded post, seeking to help unemployed young people get into work. It is the worst of times for young people and many are suffering from anxiety and social isolation, they need support and encouragement to believe they have a future. If you are thinking about Kickstart let me know or if you would consider a work experience placement for a 16/17 year old I’d also be interested as these young people don’t qualify for Kickstart. I’d love to be able to offer some hope to those on my ever-growing list of referrals. Thank You

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