Kickstart Scheme

We know a lot of you are aware of this so please excuse us if you are. The government is introducing the Kickstart scheme to encourage employers to take on 16 – 24 year olds who are out of work.

The scheme operates like this: an employer who takes on someone through this scheme, the government will pay the employee a minimum wage for up to 6 months for a minimum of 25 hours per week. The government will also give a grant of £1.5k to provide training, equipment etc to the employer. The government is thinking that if the employer finds a good employee, they will keep them on afterwards.

A requirement of the scheme is to provide 30 places, however, several gateways are listed where an employer can provide a place for 1 position, or more and that gateway organisation will manage the process for you.

More information an be found here and if you require to find gateway you can find the list here.

We hope this helps, stay safe.

The Orbital Team – Looking to help employers and employees