You can use the Kickstart Scheme to create new 6-month job placements for young people who are currently on Universal Credit and at risk of long-term unemployment. The job placements must support the participants to develop the skills and experience they need to find work after completing the scheme.
Businesses that are successful in being accepted to Kickstart by DWP are usually:
Funding is available for 100% of the relevant National Minimum Wage for 25 hours a week, plus associated employer National Insurance contributions and employer minimum automatic enrolment contributions. There is also £1,500 grant that will be used for employability support.
Funding is only available following a successful application process.
We are aiming to create themed clusters of placements and so we will be selecting opportunities that can be grouped together and are in a position to offer a quality experience for young people.
To be considered as part of our Gateway, please complete the following Expression of Interest proforma
If you need further details please visit the Government’s Kickstart Scheme page here.
If you are registered on Companies House, please ensure it appears
Please complete all that apply
I confirm that, to the best of my knowledge, the information above is correct and given in good faith. I confirm that I understand that failure to meet the contract employer size requirements may result in this enterprise being ineligible to receive support from ESF funds.
North East LEP is keen to ensure good work experience opportunities and support are offered to a young person through this programme.
I am duly authorised by the above business to make the following declaration and I understand that if any part of this declaration is false, funding may be suspended or withdrawn. This could include seeking the recovery of any paid funding to the business under the programme.
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