Kensington & Chelsea Chamber of Commerce is delighted to be acting as a gateway for the Kickstart Scheme and to help enable employers to create job placements for 16 to 24 year olds.

The Kickstart Scheme provides funding to employers to create new 6-month job placements for young people who are currently on Universal Credit and at risk of long-term unemployment.

The first placements are likely to be available from November.

Funding will cover for each job placement:

100% of the relevant National Minimum Wage for 25 hours a week

the associated employer National Insurance contributions

employer minimum automatic enrolment contributions

There will also be extra funding to support young people to build their experience and help them move into sustained employment after they have completed their Kickstart Scheme funded job.

Please see here for a short video outlining the scheme and see kickstart-employer-guide-7.0