The Kickstart Scheme


















  • paying the statutory employer duties for the health, safety and welfare for young people, National Insurance and pension contributions

  • including support for young people to help them get work after they finish their Kickstart Scheme job

The Kickstart Scheme job should help them get basic work skills. This includes:

  • attendance

  • timekeeping

  • teamwork

  • communication

  • travelling to work

Kickstart participants may also need help with:

  • CV and interviews

  • looking for long term work


You will receive:

  • £1,500 to help provide training and support when each young person starts the job placement

  • Reimbursement from the grant money for the 25 hours per week on National Minimum Wage

  • Offer of help with training and support from The Real Apprenticeship Company

As an Employer you must:

  • Be registered with Companies House and have a Companies House Registration number

  • Have at least one year of filed accounts on Companies House

  • Process wages through PAYE

  • Provide Job Descriptions for each Job Placement

  • Provide evidence and supporting documents to demonstrate how the £1,500 has been used to support with training and support costs

How Can The Real Apprenticeship Company Help?

As a Government registered Kickstart Scheme Intermediary (or Gateway), we will:

  • manage the referral process for you acting as an intermediary between you and DWP to ensure you are offered young people that will meet your needs

  • co-ordinate cohorts of 30 places at a time between multiple employers

  • manage the £1,500 grant funding payments for you

  • offer our training and support services to you at an agreed negotiated price

Click the button below to find out more about the training and support packages we can offer you.

The Kickstart Scheme has a £3 billion fund to create hundreds of thousands of high quality 6-month job placements for unemployed young people aged between 16 and 24.

It was launched on the 8th July after the Chancellor announced the Kickstart Scheme as part of the Plan for Jobs.

Funding available for each job placement will cover the relevant National Minimum Wage for 25 hours a week, plus the associated employer National Insurance contributions and employer minimum automatic enrolment contributions. There will also be funding available to support young people to develop new skills and to help them move into sustained employment after they have completed their Kickstart funded job.

The Kickstart Scheme job placement must be:

  • 6 months

  • at least 25 hours per week

  • paying at least the National Minimum Wage through PAYE

Supporting UK companies in recruitment, training and support to provide high quality 6-month job placement for young people.

Our Kickstart Offer

Find out more about what we can do for your company as a Government registered Kickstart Scheme Intermediary.