Would your organisation be able to help give a young person a KICKSTART?

Would your organisation be able to help give a young person a KICKSTART?

The Kickstart Scheme was announced by the Chancellor in the Summer and expects to offer hundreds of thousands of job opportunities over the next few years. A £2 billion pot is available to fully fund exciting positions with businesses across the UK.

How does it work?

The Kickstart Scheme is a 6 month paid job with a local employer, funded by the Government. It provides a fully-funded opportunity for young people to get experience of working in their chosen sector and government funding of a £1500 start up payment for each young person, to support initial recruitment costs and training.

Jobs from the Kickstart Scheme will be open to people 16-24 years old, who are claiming Universal Credit, and are at risk of long term unemployment. The first jobs should be available from November, and applications from employers are now underway.

LLC is supporting small employers by acting as a gateway to support them to access the scheme so don’t miss out – get in touch today to find out how your organisation could be involved. As an experienced training provider delivering government-funded skills and employment-related services, London Learning Consortium (LLC) is representing employers to bid for this scheme and can provide all required employability training and support, delivered flexibly to meet employers needs, as part of the Kickstart programme.

LLC will also provide a Work Experience Coach to support both you and your Kickstart young person throughout the 6-month programme and beyond to enable them to progress to employment, apprenticeships or further education as appropriate.

If you are interested in providing a placement for a young person, please get in touch by emailing this application form to kickstart@londonlc.org.uk and you could be recruiting your workforce for tomorrow.

For more information, see the Employer Guide here.

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