Kickstart Scheme

Kickstart Scheme

Employers of every size can take part in the Kickstart Scheme and support young people into new fully-funded 6 month work placements.

WHAT IS KICKSTART?

The Kickstart Scheme is a new £2 billion government fund that will pay any employer of any size across the private, public and third sector to create quality 6-month work placements for young people with potential and who are ready for an opportunity, aged 16 to 24, claiming Universal Credit and at risk of long-term unemployment.

The Government will fully fund each Kickstart job paying 100% of the relevant National Minimum Wage for 25 hours a week, plus associated employer National Insurance contributions and employer minimum auto-enrolment pension contributions. A key element of the scheme is to ensure each kickstarter becomes more employable at the end of the work placement than they were at the start. This will require individually tailored wrap around support to ensure this key scheme goal is achieved.

Download Kickstart Brochure

Benefits to the employer

Benefits to the employer

  • Recruit fresh new talent at zero cost
  • Fully subsidised job placements for 25 hours per-week, including associated employer National Insurance contributions and minimum automatic enrolment contributions
  • Support funding to cover the training and development needs of each young person placed
  • Future proof new workforce

Is my organisation eligible to apply?

Is my organisation eligible to apply?

Yes you are! All employers from all industries and across the private, public and voluntary sectors are eligible to apply. Kickstart applications are open to any organisation, regardless of size.
How Microlink can help you?

How Microlink can help you?

Microlink can be your Gateway Organisation!

We can help you apply for and secure Kickstart job placements regardless of how many placements you are able to offer.