Kickstart

Businesses are now able to sign up to be part of the landmark £2 billion Kickstart scheme, giving unemployed young people a future of opportunity and hope by creating high-quality, government-subsidised jobs across the UK.

Kickstart Scheme

Under the scheme, announced by Chancellor Rishi Sunak as part of his Plan for Jobs, employers can offer youngsters aged 16-24 who are claiming Universal Credit a six-month work placement.

The government will fully fund each “Kickstart” job - paying 100% of the age-relevant National Minimum Wage, National Insurance and pension contributions for 25 hours a week.

Kickstart Scheme opens for employer applications

Check the guidance for employers

Young people can find out more about the Kickstart Scheme at the jobhelp site

To discuss the Kickstart scheme or any other skills related support for businesses please call or email:

Skills@dudley.gov.uk 

01384 816535