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We are delighted to announce that as one of the Government Gateway providers we have now helped over 50 young people kick start their careers AND helped companies with some extra pairs of hands from the young talent available through the Kickstart Scheme!

The Kickstart Scheme was designed, by the Government,  to support 16 to 24 year olds into meaningful work, to learn new skills and, ultimately to find suitable work placements on a permanent basis.  The pandemic was a major cause of so many young people seeking universal credit and so the Government has invested over £2Billion in KICKSTART!

Time, now, is running out as the Kickstart Scheme ends in December this year!   The Scheme offers employers any number of Kickstarters for 6 months, completely FREE OF CHARGE!

Have you thought of how the Kickstart Scheme could help your Company?

As an Employer you get:

  • 25 hours per week for 6 months with the young person being paid at national minimum wage (you can top up hours and monies to suit your business needs or stick to the minimum 25 hours on NMW).
  • You get a grant of £1500 to support the Kickstart Person as a wraparound care package
  • You get the 25 hours at NMW along with the Employer NI contribution and any auto enrolment pension costs
  • After 6 months you can take the Kickstarters on free of charge if you wish to

As a recruitment agency, celebrating our 30th Anniversary, we decided to offer ourselves as a Gateway to assist the 16 to 24 years olds in finding excellent work placements and to support local companies in finding suitable talent to support their business needs.

The roles have ranged from Warehouse, Production, Facilities, Labourer, Reception, administration, Field Sales, Internal Sales, Marketing Research, Social Accounts, Customer Service, Beauty Technicians, Gym Trainers, Football Trainers,  Chefs and Retail Assistants – to name but a few!

The reason why Companies have chosen Wise Employment as their Gateway Provider is that we are recruitment experts.   We take the hassle out of the recruitment process.

Using the Grant monies we retain £500 of the £1500 to support your Kickstart search.   What we do for you is:

  • Pull together attention grabbing job specifications and liaise with the DWP throughout the recruitment journey
  • Advertise your roles on Indeed, Total Jobs, CV Library and our website, where relevant, to widen your selection of candidates
  • Pre Screen all candidates to short list the most appropriate prospective Kickstarters
  • Send over all relevant candidates with profiles and help with the interview process
  • Offer Free on line training to all of your Kickstart placements to learn software packages such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Manage all applications, grant funding and salary payments between you and the DWP
  • Carry out the monthly feedback sessions for each Kickstarter and client to ensure all is working well and manage any issues together to support both the Kickstarter and you, as a Company.
  • A dedicated Account Manager to help you through the whole scheme from application through to the end of the Kickstart placement

Companies that have taken advantage of the scheme vary from one man bands to multi-national clients and all have positive comments to say about their Kickstarters:

“I never expected to not be able to choose who to taken on as the calibre has been excellent”

“Such an enthusiastic member of the team”

“We are looking at a permanent contract for XXX as soon as he finishes the scheme”

“We are increasing his hours now and his money as he has been a major contributor to the team he works in”

If you would like to find out more then please contact us at:  Kickstart@wiseemployment.co.uk