The Kickstart scheme is now hiring in Telford and across Shropshire.
This £2 billion scheme puts young people right at the heart of our economic recovery by supporting those at risk of long term unemployment into paid, six month placements across the private, public and voluntary sectors. Some young people may lack real-world work experience, which can be a barrier to getting a foot on the jobs ladder. Those aged 16-24, claiming Universal Credit and at risk of long-term unemployment, will be eligible. Funding available for each six-month job placement will cover 100% of the National Minimum Wage for 25 hours a week – and employers will be able to top this wage up.
Employers looking to offer roles to fewer than 30 Kickstart applicants over the life of the scheme are able to bid for Kickstart funding via an intermediary. Intermediaries can gather employers keen to offer Kickstart jobs to make a collective bid to fund 30 or more vacancies. This gives smaller employers support to create high quality roles so that young people get the most out of their placement. Importantly, it is also designed to reduce the administrative burden falling on small employers.
Prospective Kickstarters can search and apply for job across Telford and Shropshire here.