Kickstart is part of the UK Government’s Plan for Jobs tackling some of the impact of Covid-19 and aims to create hundreds and thousands of new, fully funded positons across England, Scotland and Wales. The first job placements are likely to be available from late 2020 and the scheme will run for 18 months.
Job placements must commence by December 2021.
The Kickstart Scheme provides funding to employers to create new 6-month job placements for 16 – 24 year olds who are currently on Universal Credit and at risk of long-term unemployment.
Funding will cover for each job placement:
Bidding for Kickstart places is a national process which is being routed through the Department of Work & Pensions (DWP). Any organisation can bid for places but applications must be for a minimum of 30 job placements and there is no upper limit.
Across Forth Valley, as a result of our engagement with employers, local authorities recognise that setting a minimum of 30 placements through the bidding process excludes many small to medium business enterprises (SMEs).
Clackmannanshire, Falkirk and Stirling Councils have therefore agreed to adopt a regional approach to bidding for placements acting as a consortium and business intermediary so that SMEs can take advantage of the opportunities presented through the Kickstart scheme.
To find out more, interested Clackmannanshire employers should contact us using the details below.
Kilncraigs, Greenside Street, Alloa, FK10 1EB
Tel: 01259 226699/450000