Kickstart Collective with Technology Connected

Kickstart Collective Initiative

As you may be aware, the UK Government has recently launched a new ‘Kickstart’ scheme, designed to help employers and young job seekers through funded six-month placements. The £2 billion Kickstart Scheme will create hundreds of thousands of new, fully subsidised jobs for young people across the country.

Employers from all industries and across the private, public and voluntary sectors will be able to get involved. Through the scheme, you’ll be able to access a large pool of young people with potential, ready for the opportunity.

The scheme offers:

  • 100% funding for relevant National Minimum Wage for 25 hours a week
  • Any associated employer National Insurance contributions
  • Employer minimum automatic enrollment contributions
  • Funding to support young people develop new skills

For our technology industry and others alike, the new scheme could be an opportunity for businesses to scale and grow or provide extra resource for additional projects, whilst also strengthening the talent pool within Wales.

However, to apply to the scheme individually you will need to commit to a minimum of 30 placements within your business. At Technology Connected we are aware many firms can not accommodate this number but would be interested in helping young unemployed people.

That is why today, we are proud to announce the launch of our Technology Connected Kickstart Collective initiative, to help ensure businesses of all sizes are able to take part in this scheme.

With priority given to members, Technology Connected will be the intermediary who will submit a collective bid, enabling our network of organisations to access the benefits of the kick start initiative.

How it works:

To register your interest in offering a young person a six-month placements opportunity and being part of this Kickstart Collective initiative please complete our register of interest form.

More information on the Government Kickstart scheme can be found here.

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