Apply Now for Funded Placements for Young People

Organisations can apply for 1 or more placements via Kirklees Council

Other local 'gateway' organisations include Mid-Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce and the Federation of Small Businesses

The Government’s Kickstart Scheme, funding work placements for young people, is now open. The scheme is designed to create work experience for 16-25 year olds who are at particular risk of long-term unemployment due to the effects of coronavirus on the job market. 

Potential employers, including charities, community groups and social enterprises, can offer a fully-funded placement of at least 25 hours per week, for 6 months, paying at least National Minimum Wage.

Large employers have to commit to taking on at least 30 young people, and smaller ones can apply through a gateway organisation, like Kirklees Council.

Employers receive a package of support including a training allowance to provide specific ‘on-the-job’ training, and the young person themselves, receives wrap-around training and support to make sure they have  the skills they need to be successful in a placement, and maintain their wellbeing.

If you are interested you need to:

  • complete the council’s online expression of interest form (Click on Contact Kirklees Kickstart)
  • someone will call you back to discuss your needs
  • once the council have a batch of 30 placements they will send them in to the Government system
  • the whole process should take 6-8 weeks

 

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