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Kickstart Scheme in Brent

The Governments Kickstart Scheme goes live in Brent
Brent Works (Brent Works) - 20/07/2021

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Kickstart Scheme in Brent The £2 billion Kickstart Scheme has launched and is now open to any employer. The Kickstart Scheme is a £2 billion fund to create hundreds of thousands of high quality 6-month work placements for young people aged 16-24, who are claiming Universal Credit. Employers of all sizes looking to create quality jobs for young people can apply. Through the scheme, all organisations across the private, public and voluntary sectors will be able to access a large pool of young people with potential, ready for an opportunity. The Government will fully fund each ‘Kickstart’ job – paying 100% of the relevant National Minimum Wage for 25 hours a week, plus the associated employer National Insurance contributions and employer minimum automatic enrolment contributions. There will also be funding available to support young people to develop new skills and to help them move into sustained employment after they have completed their Kickstart Scheme funded job. • If your organisation is creating fewer than 30 Kickstart job placements, you need to collaborate with an employer or Brent Works to be eligible. • If your organisation is creating more than 30 job placements as part of the Kickstart Scheme, you can submit your application directly to the Department of Work and Pensions https://www.apply-kickstart-grant-employer.service.gov.uk On top of the wage subsidy, £1,000 per job placement available for setup costs, support and training. Brent Works can support all employers get set up on this scheme find suitable candidates who are eligible for these Kickstart jobs To apply as a Kickstart Employer or for information please contact Brent Works Brent.works@brent.gov.uk or call 0208 937 6295