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Kickstart scheme

10 November 2020

 BJGI will be acting as a Kickstart representative for our industry members.

The ‘Kickstart Scheme’ is a government initiative to create high quality 6 month work placements for young people. These positions will be fully funded by the government. Businesses will have access to a large pool of young people with potential, looking for an opportunity. Further details can be found on the website http://gov.uk/kickstart.

Funding is available for:

·         100% of the relevant National Minimum Wage for 25 hours a week

·         associated employer National Insurance contributions

·         employer minimum automatic enrolment contributions

There is also £1500 per job placement available for setup costs, support and training.

We received an overwhelming response from Industry companies on our first campaign and have submitted an application for 80 placements. Since submitting the first application, we continue to be contacted by companies who wish to be included in the scheme, therefore BJGI have made the decision of submitting a second application, we are currently collating expressions of interest and will be submitting our application in December. If you are interested in offering a placement/placements but missed the first deadline please contact Laura.banner@batf.uk.com to be included in the second round of applications.

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