iSales to support local Chamber following announcement of £2bn Kickstart Scheme

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 It is aimed at those who are on Universal Credit, potentially school leavers or those who have had job offers withdrawn.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.

For the latest news about this scheme, click here.

iSales are working in partnership with the Watford Chamber of Commerce who are looking to help their members access the kick-start scheme. The iSales team have offered the Chamber their full support in helping them with the process of finding talent for their members, that wish to take advantage of this scheme.
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