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Kickstart Scheme – At a glance
What is it?
A government scheme to assist companies to kickstart their businesses post Covid-19 and help young people get into employment.
How are wages covered?
Government will fund wages of all employees taken on through the scheme for up to 25 hours per week for 6 months (Based on National Minimum Wage or National Living Wage)
Any other funding available?
Government will fund employers using the scheme with a grant of £1500 per employee taken on through the scheme to cover costs of onboarding, training and more
What about National Insurance?
Government will cover costs of employers National Insurance contributions
What about Pension contributions
The scheme covers entry level pension contribution requirements
How many staff can we take on?
Employers can take on any number of staff from 1 new member of staff upwards.
When does the scheme start?
The scheme is now OPEN for registrations with vacancies starting to be filled early 2021
Where can I find out more information?
Scroll down for more information or call 0203 900 1060 and have a chat with one of our team.
Where do I sign up?
Click below to complete our simple form and start to kickstart your business now.
Why is the Kickstart Scheme such a great opportunity?
As an employer you will benefit from all of the below:
100% funding for 25 hours per week
The government will fund your new starters salary in full at minimum wage rates, for 6 months based on a 25 Hour week
100% NI contributions
As part of the scheme all national insurance contributions for applicants will be paid by the government.
100% Pension contributions
Under the Kickstart Scheme the government will pay the trainees pension for you.
A £1,500 Grant
For every 16-24 year old hired through the scheme, the government will pay the employer £1,500 to cover Training, Onboarding, Equipment and additional costs to house your new employees comfortably and safely.
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About the Kickstart Scheme
The scheme is available to employers looking to get support to fund NEW positions that they would otherwise be unable to do if it were not for the scheme.
There is no obligation on the employer to retain the employee after the six-month window (although it is hoped that employers would want to in at least some cases)
Employers are NOT obliged to increase the employees hours above the contracted 25 hours per week and the employers are not obliged to pay any increased supplementary wage – Naturally should you wish to pay a higher wage that is entirely up to you, the Government however will only reimburse employers to the level of 25 hours per week at National Minimum Wage or National Living Wage depending on the employees age.
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When Does it Start?
The scheme is scheduled to go live in the early part of 2021. We are hoping by late January. The DWP are working as fast as they can to employ the additional workplace coaches required for this specific scheme.
This programme is designed to build young people’s experience and leave them with practical skills and experience for future employment opportunities.
If your business could benefit from an extra pair of hands and you meet the following criteria, please complete our Advance Registration form below and a member of our team will get in touch with you to discuss your company’s individual requirements.
The Kickstart Scheme is being hailed cross-party as an excellent opportunity not only to empower businesses to grow, but also invest in young people, providing them with an opportunity, early in their careers, especially when many are struggling to find opportunities amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
As an official Government approved Kickstart Gateway, we are here to support your business by confirming your eligibility, guiding you through the process and applying on your behalf, all at no cost to you.
Am I eligible to take part in the government kickstart scheme?
Most employers will be eligible to participate in the scheme but there are a few pieces of criteria you must meet
How it works
In six simple steps
The young people will come recommended from the Jobcentre, and will follow your normal company recruitment process.
Simply complete our form to register your interest in the scheme and we will hand-hold you through the entire process. We will then get in touch with you to discuss how this scheme can work best for you.
Discuss Job Descriptions
We finalise our discussions and you send us your job descriptions for the posts you have available. We will prepare the proposal on your behalf and submit to the DWP for their approval.
Once the DWP have approved the vacancy they will promote via Job centres in your area or nationwide. You will then start to receive applicant’s CV’s and start your recruitment process as normal.
Choose Your Staff
Once you have decided on which interviewees you wish to start, let us know and we will liaise with the DWP on your behalf. Once the new employees have started, the DWP will release your £1500 grant money per employee.
We will liaise with you to assist your training programmes in accordance with the DWP requirements, including CV Writing, How to Prepare for Interviews and many other programmes.
Once your new starters have been included in their first payroll, via one of the recognised systems such as Xero or Sage, the DWP will pick this up and arrange your full refund for salary, pension contribution and employers National Insurance. This will be paid promptly in arrears.
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Capable Consultants (LONDON) Limited are a recognised Kickstart Gateway supporting employers to hire and train young people through the programme.