Are You A Business Owner In the UK?

Could You Benefit From A Trainee Working for You & Recieve Up To £7.5k In Total Funding Packages Per Trainee?

Good news Halal Incorp (HI) is a Gateway provider for the £2billion Kickstart scheme which was recently introduced by the UK government.

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.


What does the funding cover?

  • 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
  • Up to £1500 grant per placement depending on employability support.

The UK Gov Kickstart Scheme

1] What is the UK government Kickstart Scheme?

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

2] Who can apply?

Employers of all sizes can apply for funding

3] Do multiple placements need to start at the same time?

Employers can spread the start date of the job placements up until the end of December 2021.

4] Do I get a grant for having a placement?

Every job placement created gets up to £1,500 funding depending on employability support provided.

5] Can the placement jobs be existing jobs?

The job placements created with Kickstart Scheme funding must be new jobs.

6] The job placements must not:

  • Replace existing or planned vacancies
  • Cause existing employees, apprentices or contractors to lose work or reduce their working hours

7] The job placements must:

  • Be a minimum of 25 hours per week, for 6 months
  • Pay at least the National Minimum Wage or the National Living Wage for the employee’s age group
  • Only require basic training

8] If the application is successful:

a) The Kickstart gateway will give DWP job descriptions that work coaches at Jobcentre Plus will use.

b) The work coaches will match suitable candidates to the job placements.

c) The employer will then be able to interview the candidates matched to their job placements.

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