IVE are well-placed to support employers and young people in the government’s Kickstart programme as a gateway organisation. If your business would be interested in accessing the scheme, please complete our form.
As part of the government’s Plan for Jobs, Kickstart aims to created fully-funded jobs for young people at risk of long-term unemployment by providing funding to employers to create new placements.
This is a rare opportunity for employers to diversify their workforce and bring new ideas and perspectives into their teams. We are interested in supporting organisations to access this scheme, by making a joint application with a group of employers for the minimum 30 placements required.
If you think you may be able to provide one or more 6-month placement, or might consider offering a part-placement, we want to hear from you!
The initiative includes £1,500 funding per job placement to be spent on support and training for the candidate.
As a training and apprenticeship provider, IVE have a history of working to support the creation of diverse routes into employment, supporting 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:
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 is a £2 billion fund to create high–quality 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:
The roles you are applying for must be:
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.
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