Kickstart Scheme:

New funding to create jobs.
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What is the Kickstart Scheme?

The Kickstart Scheme provides funding to employers to create new 6-month job placements for young people who are currently on Universal Credit and at risk of long-term unemployment.

Funding will cover for each job placement:

  • 100% of the relevant National Minimum Wage for 25 hours a week
  • the associated employer National Insurance contributions¬†
  • employer minimum automatic enrolment contributions
  • Up to ¬£1500 to cover set-up costs, support and training

You can also keep up to date with the latest information on the scheme by visiting our Kickstart news article.

“Working with Sixth Sense in partnership has definitely enhanced Scott’s opportunities for the future.”

Mark Armstrong

Mark Armstrong
Young Enterprise Scotland.

Young People

Your job coach will help you apply for the right job. In the meantime, head over to our Jobs section for an idea of the sort of jobs you may be put forward for.  

You can also find out more about the Kickstart Scheme at the JobHelp site.

While you wait, why not apply for one of our short courses to help build on your CV?


Kickstart Scheme and Pathway Apprenticeships work together. Learn more about how you can make the most of your Kickstart position.

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