As an approved intermediary for the Government’s £2bn Kickstart programme aimed at helping young people back into employment, Coleg Sir Gar is urging businesses to get in touch.
The Kickstart Scheme provides funding to employers to create job placements for 16-24-year olds who are claiming Universal Credit. As an intermediary, Coleg Sir Gar will partner with local businesses to create the minimum requirement of 30 job opportunities for each application to the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).
In addition to the above, Coleg Sir Gar can help you to train young people employed through the scheme as well as offering young people employability support. Which can include:
A sum of £1,500 per job is also available for set-up costs, support and training.
Evidence of this expenditure is required to reclaim from the scheme, and any business or organisation can apply for the funding, no matter the size, as long as the jobs that are being created are new.
They can’t replace existing or planned vacancies, nor can they cause existing employees or contractors to lose or reduce their employment.
Once a placement has been created, it can then be taken up by a second young person once the first young person has completed their six-month term.
In order to apply for funding through the scheme you will need: