Apply for Kickstart Scheme
Are you an employer looking to provide job placements through the Kickstart Scheme?
Fill out the form below and apply for the Kickstart Scheme with us!
What is the Kickstart Scheme?
Creating new job placements for 16 to 24 year olds on Universal Credit who are at risk of long term unemployment. Designed with Small, Medium businesses & startups in mind, the employer obtains up to £1,500 grant per job placement, plus the placement salary-related expenses are covered by the government (National Minimum Wage for 25 hours per week per employee for a total of 6 months). Employers can pay more than NMW.

The £1,500 per job placement grant funding is provided to cover setup costs, training and support purposes. However, you do not need to create job placements, set up and provide training yourself, as, according to the scheme, you can delegate that to another firm, such as Goldman Professionals.

If you are applying for less than 30 job placements, then you need to apply via a Kickstart Gateway (such as Goldman Professionals),
Am I eligible to apply?
The new job placement:
- Does NOT replace existing or planned vacancies (meaning that you have not fired anyone to create this job placement);
- Does NOT cause existing employees, apprentices or contractors to lose work or reduce their working hours.

The job placement will qualify for the Scheme if:
- A new employee will be working a minimum of 25 hours per week and getting paid at the NMW rate or above; and will only require basic training to start the job.

For each job placement you must help the young person become more employable. This could include:
- looking for long-term work, including career advice and setting goals;
- support with curriculum vitae (CV) and interview preparations;
- developing their skills in the workplace.

As mentioned above, the training & employabiltiy support can be covered by Goldman Professionals.
How you can help me?
Kickstart Scheme does not require you to take care of the setup and organise the training for new employees yourself, as you can delegate these matters to a third party, like ourselves, Goldman Professionals. All the costs required to set up a placement and conduct the training will be covered by the £1,500 funding that you will receive for each job placement, meaning that you can spend some part of the funding to delegate the setup and training to another firm.

We can help your firm create the job placements, apply for the Kickstart Scheme and get the funding:

Our team can take care of the job placement proposition that you will need to submit in your application.

We can also take care of the initial training that is required for an employee to start the job. We have various activities to provide both theoretical and practical employability workshops that meet the quality expectations of this scheme (e.g. CV workshops, Job Search Strategies, Career Orientation, Interview Skills, Adding Value to the Employer and more general Career Skills Development Assistance) via our award-winning employability training platform.
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