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Kickstarter Scheme

  • August 07, 2020
Kickstarter Scheme

The Chancellor has recently announced measures to support jobs in every part of the country, giving businesses the confidence to retain, hire and provide people with the tools they need to get better jobs.


A new £2 billion Kickstarter Scheme will be launched to create hundreds of thousands of new fully subsidised jobs for young people across the country.

The scheme will pay for six-month work placements, covering 100% of the national minimum wage – plus national insurance and mandatory pension contributions (employers will be able to top this up) – for 25 hours a week. 


Those aged 16-24, claiming Universal Credit will be eligible for this scheme. The aim is to give young people the chance to build their confidence and skills in the workplace and to gain experience that will improve their chances of going on to find long and sustainable work.


Employers will need to ensure their recruits receive wider support and career coaching as part of their employment, the cost of this will also be covered.


How can you benefit?

As an organisation you will be able to bring in fresh talent at a subsidised cost as well as providing a great opportunity to take on staff during transitioning periods during the pandemic.


How can The Graduate Project help?

Let us do the hard work for you, 

  • We will keep you updated on dates of application, how to apply etc
  • We will source suitable talent that meet the needs of your organisation and also fulfil the criteria of the Kickstarter programme 
  • We will fully vet all candidates before moving only the top calibre forward
  • We will only be supplying you with top level graduate talent
  • We will provide your recruit with work base training, ensuring they receive meaningful training and support throughout their time on the scheme 


If this is something that you are interested in, please get in touch on 0207 043 4629 or email us at and we’ll put you on our database and will be in touch with further information as soon as there are further announcements.