The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) launched the £2 billion Kickstart Scheme which was to help young people be at the heart of the economic recovery. It's an “innovative way to help young people into work and spur Britain’s economic revival” while opening doors to ensure UK businesses bounce back stronger.
Learning Curve Group (LCG) are an approved Gateway Organisation and we can support you throughout this scheme.
Businesses can apply directly to DWP, however LCG have had 100% success rate for applications to the Kickstart Scheme - both as an employer and as a Gateway and we will complete the application process on your behalf. We have also had our training offer approved – so we know that this exceeds the requirements of the scheme – giving you peace of mind that you, and the placements, will be supported throughout the entire process.
Benefits to employers
Wages funded by DWP
New talent into your business – supplement your head count with funded staff
Support young people in gaining meaningful work experience and skills
You will offer 6 months Kickstart placements
Placements must be for a minimum of 25 hours per week
You must provide employability training to all Kickstart employees
Successful applicants will be paid National Minimum Wage – funded via the Scheme
Applicants will be aged 16-24 years of age
They must be claiming Universal Credit
They will be referred to the scheme via their JCP Work Coach
The Kickstart scheme is a brilliant opportunity for any business, across all sectors including the private, public and voluntary and community sectors.
What funding is available?
25 hours per week placement
Paid at National Minimum Wage (NMW)
Employer pays wages and is reimbursed monthly in arrears
£1500 wrap around funding per placement to cover:
How we will help?
Take care of the administration and apply for all of the vacancies on your behalf
Manage the recruitment and selection process by liaising with JCP on your behalf
Arrange interviews with suitable applicants
Provide the essential employability training including CV writing, interview skills, level 1 or level 2 sector specific accredited training
What is the cost for LCG services?
£1250 per placement (utilising the wrap around funding from DWP with the remaining £250 sent to you for other costs) to cover:
Recruitment and administration services
Essential employability training
Sector specific training
The application process for employers
Learning Curve Group (LCG) will make your application for placements:
Job placement template sent to us
We apply for the Kickstart funding
Funding decision is made
Placements are advertised
JCP adviser refers suitable applicants to us
We complete the recruitment and selection process
You make the final decision on successful placement
Vacancies available for young people
If you are a young person in receipt of Universal Credit and are interested in gaining valuable paid work experience and training we have the various companies looking to recruit:
Servicescale Ltd/PCB Care and in Touch Home Care, Barnet, EN5 5UZ
Business Support - Recruitment and Training (Barnet)
Mental Health Coach (Barnet)
Servicescale Ltd/PCB Care and in Touch Home Care, Coventry, CV1 4JQ
Business Support - Coordination (Coventry)
Business Support - Recruitment and Training (Coventry)
Sales and Marketing Consultant (Coventry)
Zizus Day Care Ltd, Middlesbrough, TS1 5EL
Young People - How to apply
If you're interested in any of the roles, then you need to speak to your JCP Advisor who will be able to discuss them with you, all you need to do is take the job title and postcode to your work coach, who will be able to give you more details.