Kickstart Job Placement Scheme

Devon & Plymouth Chamber is supporting the Department for Work & Pensions in helping small businesses get involved in the KickStart Scheme.

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. We are working alongside the British Chambers of Commerce and is a recognised intermediary in helping businesses access the scheme.

Businesses who want to create fewer than 30 placements can do so via Devon & Plymouth Chamber of Commerce.

The job placements created with Kickstart funding must be new jobs.

They must not:

  • replace existing or planned vacancies
  • cause existing employees or contractors to lose or reduce their employment
  • The roles you are applying for must be:
  • a minimum of 25 hours per week, for 6 months
  • paid at least the National Minimum Wage for their age group
  • should not require people to undertake extensive training before they begin the job placement

Employers must be able to develop the applicants skills and experience, including:

  • support to look for long-term work, including career advice and setting goals
  • support with CV and interview preparations
  • supporting the participant with basic skills, such as attendance, timekeeping and teamwork

Once a job placement is created, it can be taken up by a second person once the first successful applicant has completed their 6-month term.

Please register your interest using the form below and we will be in touch with instructions for the next stage.

If you have any questions you can email helen.hart@devonchamber.co.uk

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