HM Treasury has announced that the Kickstart Scheme is now open for applications, with the first placements expected to begin in November. The Kickstart Scheme can be used to create new, 6-month job placements for young people who are currently on Universal Credit and at risk of long-term unemployment. Employers may receive funding 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 per job placement available for setup costs, support and training.
If you are an employer looking to create job placements for young people, check if you can apply for funding as part of the Kickstart Scheme.
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