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Kickstart Scheme



The UK Government's Kickstart Scheme supports business and will create hundreds of thousands of new, fully subsidised jobs for young people across the UK.

Your business could gain 100% of the National Minimum Wage for a new employee on 25 hours per week for a total of six months.

Who is it for?

The Kickstart Scheme is for employers of all sizes that would benefit from an additional, fully funded staff member in a new role to support your business growth ambitions. 

What are the benefits?

  • You can make your growth ambitions and ideas a reality.
  • By supporting a young person through this scheme, you are strengthening your organisation's Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).
  • There are no additional costs to the business. A £1,500 grant is paid per role created to help you support the young person. This can be used to cover start-up costs, uniforms, PPE and to provide training and development.
  • If you go through a Gateway Organisation, they will provide you with support throughout the full process, from the application all the way through the placement.
  • You choose the person you hire through a normal recruitment process.

“We’re really excited to be taking part in the new Government Kickstart Scheme with the help of Glasgow Chamber! As an educational platform, our goal is to help as many young adults and children as we possibly can. This scheme provides our company with a fantastic opportunity to support individuals with their long-term career goals, helping them to gain confidence within the workplace environment.”

Sonik Pocket

How Glasgow Chamber can help

We have an existing relationship with DWP which makes it more likely for companies to be successful by applying for funding through us than applying on their own.

We can support and guide companies through the application process and the placement by providing a development package in partnership with Jobs and Business Glasgow and accredited training providers.

We can also offer a standalone training package to companies who have already been successful in applying for Kickstart funding.

View our Kickstart wrap-around support

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Start the application process by getting in touch with our Kickstart team today.

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