Qualitrain are an approved Gateway Intermediary organisation for the DWP Kickstart Work Placement programme, otherwise known as the Kickstart Scheme.
The Kickstart Scheme is a fantastic new programme designed to help young people aged 16-24, who are claiming Universal Credit, into a 6 month work placement with organisations of any size throughout the UK. Undoubtedly, young people have been some of the hardest hit by the economic impact of the pandemic at a time their career should just be starting. The programme provides full funding to the employer including wages at national minimum age. Further funding is available for training and support to help young people on the scheme secure employment. View the guide for employers here.
More than 120,000 Kickstart jobs have already been created since applications opened. Chancellor Rishi Sunak said of the programme: “With £2 billion available and no limit on the number of places, it’s now easier than ever for businesses across Great Britain to take part. Join us as we harness the talents of the new generation of kickstarters.”