The Government have created the Kick Start scheme which provides funding to create new job placements for 16 to 24 year olds on Universal Credit who are at risk of long term unemployment. Employers of all sizes can apply for funding which covers:
- 100% of the National Minimum Wage (or the National Living Wage) depending on the age of the participant) for 25 hours per week for a total of 6 months
- associated employer National Insurance contributions
- employer minimum automatic enrolment contributions
Could your business benefit from the fully funded scheme?
Find out more information here – https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/kickstart-scheme