The Kickstart Scheme provides funding to employers to create new six-month job placements for young people who are currently on Universal Credit, and at risk of long-term unemployment.
For each job placement, funding will cover:
- 100% of the relevant National Minimum Wage for 25 hours a week
- The associated employer National Insurance contributions
- The employer’s minimum automatic enrolment contributions
There will also be extra funding (up to £1,500) for additional costs associated with set-up, support and training aimed at helping participants move into sustained employment after they have completed their Kickstart Scheme funded job.