What is the Kickstart Scheme?

The Kickstart Scheme provides funding to employers to create jobs for 16 to 24 year olds on Universal Credit.

The Government’s recently announced scheme is an innovative way to help young people into work and spur Britain’s economic revival.

The scheme is a subsidised programme where the Government pays £6500 to cover the wage, national insurance and pension contributions of individuals for 25 hours a week with up to an additional £1500 per placement to help with other costs such as set-up, training, travel and uniform.

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
  • minimum automatic enrolment pension contributions

Employers can spread the job start dates up until 31 December 2021. You’ll get funding until 30 June 2022 if a young person starts their job on 31 December 2021.


Employers of all sizes are eligible to apply to the Kickstart Scheme. To be eligible, an employer has to create a new job role for an employee in the age range of 16 – 24 years old.

How to register

Fill out your details in the fields below and a member of our team will be in contact when we have processed your application.

Company, Contact and Vacancy Details

Use the form below to fill in information about your company, your contact details and details about your vacancies.

Company Details

Fill in your company details below

Contact Details

Enter the contact details of the person who is making the application

Vacancy Details

List all the vacancies that you wish to submit to the Kickstart scheme