Government Approved Kickstart Scheme Gateway

We provide a free, reliable 'Kickstart Scheme' application service to UK registered companies & charities

UK Government Kickstart Scheme

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What is the Kickstart Scheme?

The Kickstart Scheme provides funding to employers, to create new job placements for 16 to 24 year-olds on Universal Credit who are at risk of long term unemployment.

Employers of all sizes can apply for funding which covers:

  • 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 £1,500 per job placement for setup costs, support and training

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

The Kickstart Scheme covers the costs of employment a 16 to 24 year-old working 25 hours per week, for up to 6 months.


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Benefits of Applying Now

Fully Government Funded 

Funding is available for 100% of the applicable National Minimum Wage for 25 hours a week, plus associated employer National Insurance and pensions contributions. You’ll also receive a £1,500 per role you offer.

Strengthen Your Workforce

Through the Kickstart scheme, you’ll have the opportunity to train up enthusiastic new members of staff your team whom you'll be free to retain after completion of their 6 month placement.

Fast & Simple Application 

Fill out our quick sign up form. It takes just a couple of minutes to complete & is simple and fuss-free. Simply provide a few details about your business and the type of roles you’re planning to offer & we take care of the rest.

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Why Use a Kickstart Gateway?

All businesses are free to apply to the Kickstart Scheme. 


A Kickstart Scheme application must be for a minimum of 30 job placements. If a single employer is unable provide as many as 30 job placements, they can find a Kickstart gateway, such as ourselves 'Kickstart Scheme Gateway'.


Many other Kickstart Gateways charge for elements of their service, but when you work with us, you receive all the benefits you would expect from a recognised gateway (security, ease of use and superb customer care), completely free of charge.


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The Application Process

1. Apply Through Our Gateway

Fill out our quick sign up form. It takes just a couple of minutes to complete & is simple and fuss-free. Simply provide a few details about your business and the type of roles you’re planning to offer & we take care of the rest.

2. Relax & Wait for Feedback

The DWP will check your roles are compliant, and we’ll let you know once funding has been granted. This process usually takes 4-6 weeks, but we'll keep you updated while you wait.

3. Welcome Your Future Talent!

Interview and choose from a talented pool of applicants put forward by the Job Centre. After you hire, funding instalments that will be paid out monthly in arrears.

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The Kickstart Scheme

Rishi Sunak

Chancellor of the Exchequer

"The scheme will open the door to a brighter future for a new generation and ensure the UK bounces back stronger as a country."


"But this isn’t just about kickstarting our economy, we’re giving opportunity and hope to thousands of young people, kickstarting their careers and offering them a brighter future."

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