The Government recently announced the Kickstart Scheme which aims to provide meaningful work placements for young people across the country.
This is the ideal opportunity for you to provide people aged 16-24 with a real taste of what it is like to work within your industry - plus, government will cover all wage costs and overheads.
Unemployment can have long-term impacts on individuals and families, with young people being particularly affected due to their lack of work experience. In order to address these challenges, the aim is to:
The Kickstart Scheme is targeted at young people aged 16-24 who are on Universal Credit and are deemed to be at risk of long-term unemployment.
In addition to the support received from your team, the young person will also receive a guaranteed foundation of support through an expanded Youth Offer delivered through the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).
The scheme is available to any business based in Great Britain.
According to Government, at this time there is no set limit on the number of young people you can employ as part of the Kickstart Scheme.
In addition to providing meaningful opportunities for young people and nurturing future talent, your business will receive the following:
According to the Government, employers can start supporting young people on the Kickstart Scheme from 1 August 2020.
For the latest information about the Kickstart Scheme visit Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), or complete the form below and one of our team will be in touch.
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