£2 billion Kickstart job scheme launched aimed at getting under-24s back into work

Industry News | 02/09/20

The Government has launched its £2 billion Kickstart aimed at helping young people into work as fears a generation could be left behind as a result of the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

Businesses have been urged to sign up to use the scheme which Chancellor Rishi Sunak said will create thousands of new roles nationwide for youngsters aged between 16-24.
Under the scheme, employers will be able to offer young people on Universal Credit state-subsidised work placements for six months. The state will also pay employers £1500 to set up support and training for people on a Kickstart placement.

Source: UK Finance