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Support for SMEs wanting to provide placements for young people under the Kickstart Scheme


Thursday 15th October

GBSLEP Growth Hub is now working with local Kickstart Gateway Organisations (intermediaries) to support employers who want to provide less than 30 job placements for young people in the Kickstart Scheme.

This fantastic opportunity for you to help “ young people get off to a great start” whilst your business will benefit from all the skills and knowledge young people can bring, is now available in our area. Employers will receive:

  • 100% of the relevant National Minimum Wage for that age group for 25 hours per week for 6 month
  • associated National Insurance Contributions and employer minimum automatic enrolment contributions
  • £1,500 of extra funding to support them with the experience, skills and training to help move them onto more sustainable employment.

Check out the Kickstart Scheme Employer Guide here

How to apply or register your interest

If your organisation is creating fewer than 30 job placements, we can help you do this, as you are not eligible to able to apply directly. Please call us on 0800 032 3488 or email info@gbslepgrowthhub.co.uk to register your interest in this scheme. We have recruited a brand new team to help SMEs with skills and apprenticeships, and they will be able to help you navigate the Kickstart Scheme.

(Please note the guidance is still being updated by Department for Work and Pensions, and therefore the criteria requirements may change.)



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