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Tower Hamlets: Kickstart Scheme

Tower Hamlets: Kickstart Scheme

Is your organisation able to create a role to provide a young person with the work experience that they need to begin their future career?

Would you like these costs covered by the government?
 
The government has now launched £2 billion Kickstart scheme to help create hundreds of meaningful jobs for young people aged 16-24, who are currently claiming Universal Credit.
 
Tower Hamlets Council via the Supported Employment team is acting as a intermediary for the Kickstart scheme. They are keen to support organisations that are unable to offer the government’s 30 placement threshold, but may want to participate in this scheme, to establish quality placements.
 
Job opportunities need to provide a 6-month long employment roles for young people aged 16 – 24 for a minimum of 25 hours per week.
 
If your organisation can offer a job placement to a young person under the scheme, you’ll receive:

  • 100% of the relevant National Minimum Wage for 25 hours a week, plus associated employer National Insurance contributions and minimum pension costs.
  • A contribution towards employer set-up costs.
  • Support from the team to establish a training package for the individual you place through the scheme.
  • Pastoral advice and support for the candidate and the business.

Get In Touch

If you’re interested in providing a placement for an unemployed young person, or for further information please contact juli.browne@towerhamlets.gov.uk or  0207 364 2869