As an approved Government Kickstart Gateway Organisation, FIESTA is here to support members wishing to access the new Government employment initiative.
Kickstart is a £2 billion pound Government scheme designed to aid post-COVID regeneration. The initiative allows Employers to offer a 6-month funded work placement. These placements are open to young people aged 16 – 24 who are at risk of long-term unemployment and are currently claiming Universal Credit. The scheme will run until December 2021 and is an opportunity to introduce new talent whilst showcasing your industry to young people.
Employers will receive:
- 100% of the relevant NMW for the kickstart Participant up to 25 hours per week – www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates
- Associated employer contributions such as NI and pension contributions
- A grant for a funded training program for the Kickstart participant
Please note, Kickstart may only be used for new positions and must not replace existing roles or result in a reduction of hours for permanent roles.
Click here to download the full FIESTA Kickstart Brochure.
Click here to register your interest FIESTA Expression of Interest Form.
An interview Carmen Daley, Apprenticeship Manager with FIESTA Skills Plus on the Government Kickstart Scheme.