Kickstart Scheme

What is the Kickstart Scheme?

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
  • Up to £1,500 per job placement for setup costs, support and training


Employers can spread the start date of the job placements up until the end of December 2021.

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