The Kickstart Scheme

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As part of the Chancellor’s Plan for Jobs in response to increasing job insecurity and the climbing rates of unemployment, the £2billion Kickstart Scheme is underway helping people get back into work.

Young people have been one of the demographics hit hardest by the Coronavirus, with around 8,500 young people in Staffordshire currently on Universal Credit.

If you can offer new, 6-month placements to help young people aged 16-24 develop new skills and experience, the Government will cover 100 percent of employment costs.  

Employers will be paid the National Minimum Wage for 25 hours of work per week, plus National Insurance and Auto Enrolment Pension contributions. There is also a £1,500 grant per placement to help with set up and providing training to your placement.

Open to any size business, this is your opportunity to identify talent and work with them at no cost to your business!

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