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.
Partner applications are now closed
Due to high demand we have closed applications for new partner employers.
You can see a full list of alternative gateway organisations or apply directly to the scheme here.
Any questions regarding the Kickstarter Scheme, please contacts firstname.lastname@example.org.
More information is available on the Gov Kickstart site, here.