What is Kickstart?
Kickstart is a £2 billion government initiative aiming to create thousands of 6 month, paid work experience placements with employers. Jobs under this scheme will be open to 16-24 year olds in receipt of Universal Credit and who are at risk of long term unemployment. The government will pay the salaries of young people in placements for 25 hours and at minimum wage. Employers can supplement hours and pay as they see fit. The grant includes £1,500 towards training costs for young people, with the content of training determined by employers.
The Council is keen to work with local organisations to see how good quality Kickstart roles can be created to support young people in these challenging times.
- Camden supports scheme to help Kickstart young people’s careers - press release, 2/10/20