Kickstart Scheme Training
What are the employability support requirements?
As an employer on the Kickstart Scheme, you are required to provide employability support to help the young people develop both their work skills and improve the candidates future prospects.
You are required to provide comprehensive training and support in the following areas:
- Attendance & Timekeeping
- Communication & Teamwork
- Settings Goals & Career Advice
- Interview Skills & CV Tips Creation/Improvement
Plus any other related support to help the participants find sustained employment after they have completed their Kickstart Scheme placement.
Our all-inclusive Kickstart training package
Specifically created for the Kickstart Scheme to ensure all candidates get as much experience as possible from their 6-month job placement…
Each of your Kickstarters will have access to our easy to use, online e-learning platform throughout their 6-month placement.
The kickstart training package includes just over 8 hours of engaging, video based e-learning. The training is made up of 5 modules and over 45 bitesize courses which can accessed on-demand over the course of the placement (to suit both the candidate and your business). The courses are split over a variety of modules, including:
- Workplace Essentials
- Recruitment Essentials (interview skills, career planning etc)
- Teamworking Essentials
- Work Ethic
- Wellbeing Essentials
Our courses are designed to be easily digestible, offering maximum benefit to the candidate whilst requiring minimum time and resource from your business.
The system will keep candidates on track with regular reminders and updates whilst also keeping you informed. Throughout the module candidates will be assessed at the end of each course and receive certification on completion.
This makes it really simple for employers to ensure they deliver the mandatory training required as part of the Kickstart Scheme.
ALL for just £150 per placement – this is equal to just 10% of your Employers Grant.
- Prices are exclusive of VAT
- This package includes both our comprehensive Kickstart Training and one optional module of your choice from the list above.
- Prices are exclusive of VAT
- This package includes both our comprehensive Kickstart Training and unlimited access to the optional modules listed above.
Any organisation from any sector can apply, but you must be a registered limited company or charity and have a year’s worth of accounts. Unfortunately, Sole Traders are not eligible.
From the point of application through to approval it usually takes between 4-6 weeks and the DWP will update you directly. Employers can spread the start date of the job placement up until the end of December 2021.
Once the placement begins, you’ll be responsible for helping participants develop their skills and experience. This includes CV writing, interview skills, career advice and goal setting – but don’t worry, we can provide you a specific Kickstart Training Package to deliver all the essential skills for just £150 per placement.
The Government are funding 100% of the Kickstart Scheme costs so all wages are covered. That’s capped at 25 hours per week of salary at the applicable minimum wage plus all employer pension and national insurance contributions. You’ll also receive a £1,500 grant per Kickstart role you offer to go towards training and support – we can offer the required training for just £150 per placement, alternatively you may decide to train your placement worker internally.
The scheme permits employers to pay participants more than the national minimum wage, but you have to cover the cost yourself along with any associated increases to employer national insurance and pension contributions.
Yes, there are no limitations to how many times you can apply for Kickstart funding.