The Adult Learning Improvement Network (ALIN) is delighted to announce that it is an approved government gateway organisation for the UK Kickstart Jobs Scheme. Funding is available for 100% of the relevant National Minimum Wage for 25 hours a week, plus associated employer National Insurance contributions and employer minimum automatic enrolment contributions.
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providing meaningful work experience?
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Kirsty Smallman, director of J&PR Ltd, said: “Initially we thought the Kickstart programme was for large employers so to discover we could employ just one person was excellent.explained the funding process and the excellent training plans she had for the young people to ensure they made the most out of the opportunity.
“It was clear ALIN wanted to ensure even if the young person didn't have a job at the end of it with us, that they had a portfolio of skills, knowledge and evidence to present to their next employer. We are very much looking forward to kickstarting the career of a young, talented person."
The new scheme, created by the UK government to boost opportunities for out-of-work Young Adults between the ages of 16-24 into employment. With the recent changes in the employment landscape and job market Young Adults currently claiming unemployment benefit will be some of the hardest hit with few opportunities.
This scheme is different than anything previously on offer, as an incentive to employers the government will cover the full employment costs of each individual hired providing candidates that meet the scheme’s eligibility criteria,
The scheme is available for anyone interested providing 6 months work experience for anything between 1 and 29 eligible young people, if you are interested to know more and to check if you meet the requirements please entre your details in the form at the bottom of this webpage.
Eligibility criteria and the practicalities
Applications will be assessed against the government’s eligibility requirements:
- The opportunity must be a newly created vacancy
- The working hours – a minimum of 25 per week for a 6 month period
- Candidates should not be required to have extensive training prior to being hired
All abilities and levels of experience are welcomed onto the programme.
The government’s target is to fund in the region of 250,000 placements through this scheme, if accepted onto the UK Kickstart Jobs Scheme you will receive funding for each Young Adult you take on.
Funding includes their salary (minimum wage for their age group), their national insurance contributions, and their pension contribution.
Employers also have the option of topping up the Young Adults salary or extending the weekly working hours at their own expense.
Why you should apply?
This is your opportunity to make a real difference in society to help Young Adults break into the labour market and Kickstart their career.
By choosing ALIN as your Gateway Organisation you are ensuring the Young Adults you take on will be supported by an innovate employability programme and the opportunity for professional coaching sessions to increase their chances of successfully securing employment on leaving the programme.
We will act responsibly and professionally as your gateway to help you secure the Kickstart grant funding.
Working with us will give you confidence that you are meeting all the government scheme requirements to provide good quality employability training such as effective communication, CV writing and conference building to prepare young people for their future careers freeing up your staff to focus on the on-the-job training. In addition, working with ALIN you can be proud to demonstrate your organisation has invested in the bespoke professional, personal coaching that ensures your candidates are given the best possible support for their future career development.
Our employability programme will be delivered remotely at regular intervals throughout the 6 month period with two levels of support available dependent on the Young Adults individual needs.
We will also provide individual careers coaching and guidance, managing expectations and fully preparing the Young Adults for their next steps at the end of the 6 month period.