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Kickstart Scheme

The Kickstart scheme is for those aged 16-24, claiming Universal Credit and at risk of long-term employment. The programme will give many thousands of young people in our region the best possible chance of getting a job. There is no cap on the number of places per employer.

Funding is available for each six month job placement and will cover 100% of the National Minimum Wage for 25 hours a week and employers will be able to top this wage up. 

The scheme will open for applications in August, with the first jobs expected to start in the autumn, and run until December 2021 - with the option of being extended. Jobcentre Plus will be administering the Kickstart programme so get in touch with your local office to find out more. 

Are you unemployed, being made redundant or at risk of losing your job?

If you are affected by coronavirus or its effect on the economy, there is a wide range of support available.

Your first step is to contact Jobcentre Plus to ensure you register for Universal Credit or Job Seekers Allowance. To understand how to make an employment and benefits support claim, please visit their website here.

Are you looking for work? jobhelp is a 'Good Place to Start'

Despite the disruption caused by the coronavirus outbreak, there are still jobs out there to apply to. The Jobcentre Plus are here to help you get started. 

The jobhelp website offers essential advice about which sectors are recruiting now, transferable skills and how to secure a new role.


Are you being made redundant?

Being made redundant, or just being told that it might happen, can be challenging. But there are plenty of online tools to help you find a new job. Use the Find a job service. With Find a job you can create a profile, upload your CV and receive email alerts about new and existing jobs.

Critical jobs

There are thousands of jobs available in critical industries like logistics, food retail, agriculture and care. Find out more about critical jobs here and why you should consider a job in a critical sector, how to apply, plus the latest jobs.

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