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Kickstart Scheme

Could your businesses benefit from a new employee?

Have you heard about the Government’s Kickstart Scheme? It provides funding to create six month placements for people aged between 16 and 24, currently receiving Universal Credit, with absolutely no cost to the business.

The government has pledged to pay national minimum wage for 25 hours a week, which means local businesses can fill vacancies for free. The best bit? There is no limit to the number of placements a business can offer, with Ongo alone creating 22 roles.

Because we’re now a registered gateway with the scheme we can help your business to apply for this funding, advertise for the role, place a suitable candidate and give you all the information you need. In short, we can do all the hard work for you.

Once placed into a role our support doesn’t stop there, to the business or individual. Advice and additional training will be available throughout the placement, along with wraparound mentoring and support.

Then after the six months, if further work isn’t available, our Employment Support team will step in to provide extra job skills, qualifications and help individuals to apply for permanent employment.

To find out more about the scheme, check out the Government website or scroll down and watch the video.

Interested? If you’re a local business and you think you could benefit from an additional member of staff, please get in touch: