Kickstart Scheme

The government has introduced a new Kickstart Scheme in Great Britain. It is a £2 billion fund to create hundreds of thousands of high-quality 6-month work placements aimed at those aged 16 to 24 who are on Universal Credit and deemed to be at risk of long-term unemployment. Funding available for each job will cover 100% of the relevant National Minimum Wage for 25 hours a week, plus the associated employer National Insurance contributions and employer minimum automatic enrollment contributions.

Surrey Chambers of Commerce will be taking on the role of intermediary for the Kickstart scheme. It is funded by the government but the grant has to be claimed for at least 30 placements. As an intermediary, Surrey Chambers will be pulling groups of 30 businesses together to bid for their funding.

 

Register your Interest with Surrey Chambers

 

The Apprenticeship Hub

The Apprenticeship Hub offers free and impartial advice to local Surrey businesses of any size regarding apprenticeship training. The Hub can help with finding the most suitable training provider or choosing the relevant apprenticeship for them. They also offer guidance on funding apprenticeship training, levy transfers and sourcing apprentices.