Kickstart Scheme




Get free young talent for 6 months to kickstart your business.  At the same time kickstart the careers of young people by giving them a 6-month work placement, fully paid for by the Government.

Sector specific training

We provide high quality, sector specific training to young people working in the food industry. Our training programme meets the requirements of the scheme.

Monthly payments

You will receive automatic payments into your business bank account on a monthly basis.

Hassle free

We take care of all the paperwork so that you can concentrate on growing your business.

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What is the Kickstart Scheme?

The Kickstart Scheme is designed to help UK businesses to survive, grow and thrive whilst moving the economy out of the Corona virus pandemic.   The scheme provides funding to employers to create new, high quality jobs for young people aged 16-24 years old.

The Government will pay:



You must be a limited company or registered charity with at least one year of accounts filed at Companies House.

Work placements must last at least 6 months long with a minimum of 25 hours per week.  Jobs must only require basic training.  The work placements must be for new jobs. They must not replace existing jobs. They must not cause employees, apprentices or contractors to lose or reduce their employment.
Kickstart Scheme applicants must be 16-24 years old, be in receipt of Universal credit and be referred by a Job Centre Plus Work Coach.
You can advertise positions via for example, your social media accounts.  However, only applicants that are referred through the Job Centre Work Coaches are eligible for the paid work placements.
The Government has confirmed that the scheme will run at least until December 2021. Any business that has bid for money up until December 2021 will be permitted to use the funds during 2022.
You can hire 1 Kickstarter per every 3 employees that are on your payroll.
The Job Centre will send us candidates on your behalf.  We will screen the applicants based on your requirements and pass the candidate details to you.  You can interview the young individuals and decide whether they are suitable for your business.
No, if the young person does not meet your expectations and you ak them to leave, or they decide to leave early, you will not be asked to repay the funding.

Act quickly before funds run out!

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Department for Work & Pensions Kickstart Programme