The job placements created with Kickstart Scheme funding must be new jobs.
The job placements must not:
replace existing or planned vacancies or cause existing employees, apprentices or contractors to lose work or reduce their working hours
The job placements must:
be a minimum of 25 hours per week, for 6 months; pay at least the National Minimum Wage or the National Living Wage for the employee’s age group; only require basic training
For each job placement you must help the young person become more employable. This could include:
looking for long-term work, including career advice and setting goals; support with curriculum vitae (CV) and interview preparations; developing their skills in the workplace
The young person may be able to move to another employment scheme when they’ve finished their 6-month Kickstart Scheme job placement.
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, but Kickstart gateways can help employers with 29 or less job placements by applying for funding on their behalf. Burnley College is a Gateway and can support you in accessing this funding for your business.