The Kickstart Scheme provides funding to create new job placements for 16 to 24 year olds on Universal Credit who are at risk of long term unemployment.
Employers of all sizes can apply for funding which covers:
100% of the National Minimum Wage (or the National Living Wage depending on the age of the participant) for 25 hours per week for a total of 6 months
Associated employer National Insurance contributions
Employer minimum automatic enrolment contributions
Employers can spread the start date of the job placements up until the end of December 2021.
The Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce has partnered with Lincoln College to enable businesses across Lincolnshire to access the scheme. For more information, please see https://www.lincs-chamber.co.uk/kickstart-scheme/