Companies who take part in the scheme will have to prove that the jobs they are making available to applicants are new, are not replacing any already existing jobs and are ‘above and beyond any jobs they were expecting to create’. Employers will be required to provide training and support for the kick starter to find a permanent job, in early August the Chancellor said ‘If employers meet the conditions, government will pay young people’s wages for six months, plus an amount to cover overheads.’
Each application should include how you will help the participants to develop their skills and experience, including:
- support to look for long-term work, including career advice and setting goals
- support with CV and interview preparations
- supporting the participant with basic skills, such as attendance, timekeeping and teamwork
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.
For employers that are able to offer 30 or more placements within thei rbusiness can apply directly here.
In addition to the wage support, there is £1,500 per job placement available for setup costs, support and training.
If your organisation is creating fewer than 30 job placements, you cannot apply directly. You must partner with other organisations in order to create a minimum of 30 job placements before applying . These organisations could include:
- similar employers
- local authorities
- trade bodies
- registered charities
Further Guidance for Employers is available here.
Young people can find out more about the Kickstart Scheme at the jobhelp site here.