Kickstart Scheme provides funding to employers to create job placements for 16 to 24 year olds - Wolverhampton Voluntary Sector Council

by James Clarke
3 years ago

The scheme provides funding to employers to create job placements for 16 to 24 year olds

The government recently provided details of the KickStart scheme which aims to provide high quality 6 month work placements for young people aged 16 -24 years.

Further information can be found here.

In summary: funding is available for each job and will cover the relevant National Minimum Wage for 25 hours a week, plus the associated employer National Insurance contributions and employer minimum automatic enrolment contributions. There will also be funding available to support young people to develop new skills and to help them move into sustained employment after they have completed their Kickstart funded job. Young People will be supported by their Jobcentre Plus work coach to enrol in the scheme.

The minimum number of placements that can be applied for is 30; smaller organisations can group together to provide placements between them. WVSC is seeking to determine how many placements local voluntary or community organisations might wish to provide.

If your organisation is interested in providing a 6 month placement(s) for young people aged 16-24 please complete the short survey by 30th September 2020.


If there is enough interest for a collaborative application, it will need to be submitted by a ‘representative for a group of employers’. The survey also asks if this is a role your organisation is interested in taking on.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Saffi Price ( or Stephen Dodd (, tel:07981 931849).