What is the Kickstart Scheme?

The Solution

The Kickstart Scheme provides funding to employers, to create new job placements for 16-24-year-olds on Universal Credit who are at risk of long term unemployment.

Employers of all sizes can apply for funding which covers:

  • 100% of the National Minimum Wage (or the National Living Wage depending on the age of the participant) for 25 hours per week for a total of 6 months
  • associated employer National Insurance contributions
  • employer minimum automatic enrolment contributions
  • Up to £1,500 per job placement for setup costs, support and training

Employers can spread the start date of the job placements up until the end of December 2021.

A Kickstart Scheme application must be for a minimum of 30 job placements. If a single employer cannot provide this many job placements, they can find a Kickstart gateway, such as Pathway Group.

Approved Gateway

As an approved Kickstart Gateway, UK Management Academy have successfully applied for funding through the Kickstart Scheme to represent employers who want to apply for 29 or less job placements.

20 Years Experience

UK Management Academy have been at the forefront of supporting individuals through their journey into and during employment delivering qualifications tailored to job outcomes linked to employers.

Lead Provider

UK Management Academy are a lead provider of Adult Education Budget, Advanced Learner Loans, Traineeships & Apprenticeships, European Social Fund.