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

Vacancy / Opportunities Bulletin - 20 September 2021

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

Skills@dudley.gov.uk 

01384 816535