Kickstart. Getting young people back into work.
A £2 billion scheme for young people aged 16-24 claiming Universal Credit.
Kickstart is a new £2 billion scheme that has been announced as part of the government’s plan for helping young people aged 16-24 currently claiming Universal Credit to get back into work.
How does it work?
The scheme will fund high quality 6-month work placements that will support young people develop the skills they need to move into employment.
How do I apply?
To apply for a grant, a minimum of 30 placements are needed. As most employers are not able to offer this many, Kickstart Gateway organisations will facilitate applications from a number of employers in order to meet the minimum 30-placement requirement.
Harrogate helps out
Harrogate College has been appointed as a Kickstart Gateway and we are thrilled to announce we’ve submitted our first application on behalf of 13 employers offering 44 placements.