Find more information about the scheme, our work and what we set out to achieve below. If you'd like to take part and join the collective of organisations, you'll need to complete an application form by either the 18th or 21st June 2021.
Create Jobs is a leading employability programme offering training and roles that build young people’s skills, mindsets and connections in the creative, cultural and tech sectors. Over the last three years, we have trained over 500 young Londoners, supporting 80% to progress into employment.
We have innovated a cohort-based approach – this means working with groups of employers at one time to recruit and train young people collaboratively. Successful schemes include the Olympic Park’s Shared Training and Employment Programme (STEP) now in its fourth year creating over 50 placements, and the Heritage Lottery Fund’s New Museum School programme with Culture& that created 34 paid traineeships over a two-year period.
Through Kickstart we will similarly build a partnership of organisations working together to support the next generation of talent.
The Kickstart Scheme is a £2 billion fund to create hundreds of thousands of high-quality 6-month work placements for young people aged 16-24 who are ready for an opportunity and will be supported by their Jobcentre Plus work coach to enrol in the scheme.
Funding is available for jobs and will cover the relevant National Minimum Wage for 25 hours a week, plus the associated employer National Insurance contributions and employer minimum automatic enrolment contributions.
As advocates for London Living Wage we require that all partners working with us commit to providing top-ups to ensure young people are paid at a fair rate.
If your organisation would like to express interest in joining a Create Jobs Kickstart bid, please complete and submit an application form by either the 18th or 21st June. From here, we will shortlist the organisations which will form our Kickstart collaboration, and submit to DWP on a rolling basis.
- 14 or 21 June 2021: Deadline to apply
- 14 July 2021: Estimated outcome from DWP due diligence checks and deadline to supply your finalised Job Description.
- 16 August 2021: Recruitment goes live on DWP website
- 27 September 2021: Applications received, shortlisting and interviews commence
- 1 November 2021: Placements and induction workshops begin
Our consortium plan would involve Create Jobs (A New Direction) providing outreach, recruitment, consultation, support & training for employers.
Plus, we deliver employability workshops, a wellbeing programme, careers coaching, check-ins, an online community of creatives, training resources, progression support and more for employees. Each employer will receive wage subsidies between £3.5K and £6.2K depending on age of employee, and a set-up fee of £500 to cover any equipment costs, with the remainder admin and training allocation supporting Create Jobs delivery.
See Kickstart Partner Pack for further information
Partner Application Form
We're asking organisations interested in working with us on the Kickstart Scheme to fill out an application form which gives us a bit more information about you. There are questions around equality and inclusion and fair pay which are integral to how we operate as an organisation. Whilst we seek these values in our partners, we recognise that organisations implement them differently. As such, all we ask is for you to show your commitment and any supporting policies which speak to your work to support diversity and paying the London Living Wage.
Partner Application Form
Any questions regarding the Kickstarter Scheme, please contacts firstname.lastname@example.org.
More information is available on the Gov Kickstart site, here.