Sign up to the KickStart Scheme

The government has launched a£2 billion Kickstart Scheme to create new, fully subsidised jobs for young people across the country.

How the scheme works

The 6 month placements are open to those aged 16-24 who are claiming Universal Credit and at risk of long term unemployment. They will be available across a range of different sectors in England, Scotland and Wales. The first placements are likely to be available from November.

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.

Employers will receive funding for 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.

Want to take on fewer than 30 people – here’s how you can apply
Hampshire Chamber of Commerce are taking on the role of intermediary to being together groups of businesses who want to take on fewer than 30 people and supporting them to bid for funding. To find out more contact Coral Benham:
Download the Kick Start Employer Guide here.