Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced a £2bn ‘kickstart scheme’ to help young people get jobs! Your business can join in and help a young person gain some invaluable work experience by offering them a work placement at your company.
This could be perfect for businesses that need an extra pair of hands during these tough times. If you want to test out a young worker because you’re not yet ready to hire an apprentice, then this is also a perfect opportunity.
The Kickstart scheme is a £2bn fund launched by the government to pay for six-month work placements for 16 to 24-year-olds. It is aimed at those who are on Universal Credit, potentially school leavers or those who have had job offers withdrawn. These individuals must be deemed to be at risk of long-term unemployment.
Funding available for each job will cover 100% of the relevant National Minimum Wage for 25 hours a week. It will also cover the associated employer National Insurance contributions and employer minimum automatic enrolment contributions.
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