Kickstart Gateway from ResourceBank; helping YOU help young people get back to work

ResourceBank is approved by the government to help your business support young people in receipt of Universal Credit and who are at risk of long-term unemployment get back to work.

About the Kickstart scheme

The scheme provides funding to create new job placements for 16 to 24 year olds on Universal Credit who are at risk of long term unemployment. Regardless of the size of your business you 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 six months
  • Associated employer National Insurance Contributions
  • Employer minimum automatic enrolment contributions
  • Employers can spread the start date of the job placements up until the end of December 2021
  • Employability and job search training and set up costs

At no cost to you

If you are unable to or don’t wish to provide a minimum of 30 job placements then ResourceBank can act on your behalf as your Kickstart Gateway. At zero cost to you we will:

  • Advise you on the government placement criteria employers are required to meet to be eligible for the scheme
  • Apply to the DWP on your behalf in accordance with that criteria
  • Provide the financial governance and reporting as and when requested from the DWP
  • Audit the employability and job search training and support you provide to your participants to make sure it is fit for purpose and meets the conditions of the scheme

There is NO charge to you for using the ResourceBank Gateway.

We can also help you by

  • Advertising your placements
  • Managing the recruitment and selection process
  • Delivering employability and job search skills to your participants this might include:
    • Problem solving
    • Communication and digital
    • Written and numerical
    • Organisational
    • Timekeeping
    • Self confidence
    • Adaptability
    • Resilience
    • Listening and presenting
    • CV writing
    • Interview preparation
    • Monitor the support and how effective it is

If you would like to know more, then please contact our Kickstart Ambassador

Anna Brett
Kickstart Ambassador

01952 281906 or 07702 954959