Businesses have until midday on Friday 17 December to apply for funding through the Kickstart Scheme. The scheme, which is running until March 2022, provides funding to create new jobs for 16 to 24 year olds on Universal Credit who are at risk of long term unemployment.

The Department of Work and Pensions are withdrawing the role of KickStart Gateway Organisations, so FIS will no longer be able to provide the full service, but will be happy to advise FIS members on this and any linked government initiative.  Please call Catherine on 07900 083325 .  Please call Catherine on 07900 083325 or email or Marie on 07799 903103 or email

For a full update on how FIS is attacking the Skills Shortage, click here.