New Routes to Employment: Kickstart

Want to bring new talent and perspectives into your workforce, with 6-months full wage support? IVE can support employers to access the government’s Kickstart programme as a gateway organisation. If your business is interested in accessing the scheme, please complete the form below.

Kickstart creates fully-funded jobs for young people at risk of long-term unemployment by providing funding to employers to create new placements.

IVE will support organisations to access the scheme, by making a joint application with other employers for the minimum 30 placements required.

If you think you may be able to provide one or more 6-month placement, or a part-placement of less than 6-months, we want to hear from you.

Employers will receive £1,500 funding per job placement to be spent on support and training for the candidate.

As a training and apprenticeship provider, IVE actively support diverse young people to access meaningful jobs. This means we are well-placed to support employers in developing their candidate’s skills and experience. This might include:

  • skills development
  • pre-employment training
  • support with CV and interview preparations.

We would aim to begin the application process before the end of the year, working with employers to ensure a suitable timeline, with placements likely to start in 2021.

Kickstart will create highquality 6-month work placements for young people aged 16-24, supported by their Jobcentre. The job placements created with Kickstart funding must be new jobs. They must not:

  • replace existing or planned vacancies
  • cause existing employees or contractors to lose or reduce their employment.

The roles you are applying for must be:

  • a minimum of 25 hours per week, for 6 months
    paid at least the National Minimum Wage for their age group
  • should not require people to undertake extensive training before they begin the job placement.

Once a job placement is created, it can be taken up by a second person once the first successful applicant has completed their 6-month term.

More information is available on the Government’s Kickstart site, here.

Register your interest



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