On 8th July 2020, as part of the Government’s Plan for Jobs, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak announced a new £2 billion Kickstart scheme to create new job placements for 16 to 24-year-olds on Universal Credit who are at risk of long-term unemployment.

The Kickstart Scheme will create hundreds of thousands of new jobs for young people and employers of all sizes can apply for funding.

The government has set the bar high and it is important to be aware of the requirements needed to participate for both employers and employees.

Download our guide below, which explains how the scheme works, what you get and how to apply, or get in touch with us here.

Kickstart Scheme Guide

There will also be extra funding to support young people to build their experience and help them move into sustained employment after they have completed their Kickstart funded job.