Kickstart Scheme | Glasgow Chamber of Commerce

Kickstart Scheme

The Kickstart Scheme will create hundreds of thousands of new, fully subsidised jobs for young people across the country. The 6 month placements are open to those aged 16-24 who are claiming Universal Credit and at risk of long term unemployment. The first placements are likely to be available from November.

  • The government will fund each Kickstart job - paying 100% of the age-relevant National Minimum Wage, National Insurance and pension contributions for a 25-hour a week.
  • In addition, the government is offering employers £1,500 to set up support and training for those taking part, or other set-up costs such as buying uniforms.

If employing fewer than 30 Kickstart roles

Employers interested in offering fewer than 30 Kickstart roles should apply through a gateway organisation. Glasgow Chamber of Commerce can support you with your application. Please contact us by clicking here.

Any organisation, regardless of size, can apply for funding.  The job placements created with Kickstart funding must be new jobs. They must not replace existing or planned vacancies or cause existing employees or contractors to lose or reduce their employment.

The roles you are applying for must be:

  • a minimum of 25 hours per week, for 6 months
  • paid at least the National Minimum Wage for their age group
  • should not require people to undertake extensive training before they begin the job placement

Each application should include how you will help the participants to develop their skills and experience, including support with CV and interview preparations.

To register your interest in recruiting a Kickstart role, please contact our team by clicking here or filling in the form below.

Once we receive your enquiry, a member of our Kickstart team will be in touch. 


Please list the job titles and information about the roles you are offering, below. (Please include anticipated start dates, job titles, hours per week, brief details of the role and its location).



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