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The Kickstart Scheme

As the UK looks set to face a period of sustained youth unemployment, The Prince’s Trust welcomes the Government’s new Kickstart scheme.

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What is Kickstart?

As part of the UK government’s Plan for Jobs, employers can receive funding to create new six-month job placements for young people.

The scheme is aimed at 16 to 24-year olds currently on Universal Credit and at risk of long-term unemployment who will be able to access a six-month paid placement for 25 hours a week. They will receive a salary at the National Minimum Wage or higher (age dependent).

For further information visit the Kickstart Scheme website

Are you an employer looking to set up Kickstart placements?

As the UK’s leading youth charity, The Prince’s Trust can help you manage the required wraparound employability support, ensuring we give young people who will most benefit from the scheme the best possible chance to succeed.

With over 40 years’ experience of working with young people and an extensive network of youth support workers, partners and mentors, we want to collaborate with responsible employers who would like to ensure they offer quality placements. In return we will work with you every step of the way to ensure together we can have the biggest impact on young lives.

Areas of support

Pre-placement
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Support with recruitment, selection and onboarding, ensuring you get young people who will most benefit from the scheme into your placements.

During placement
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Provide wraparound support including employability workshops and mentoring.

Post placement
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We will provide tailored progression support for young people with their next steps, ensuring they have the best possible chance of succeeding.

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