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Have you heard about the Governments Kickstart scheme?

Have you heard about the Governments Kickstart scheme?

It’s a brand new £2 billion scheme providing funding to create 6-month job placements for 16 to 24 year olds meaning you can employ someone to work for you for free, all costs paid for. This is a brilliant way to get some additional help and staff into your business, no matter what you do whether its building, hospitality, care, engineering, health and beauty, any business qualifies. It’s designed to work by creating high quality 6-month work placements.

Digital Training Northeast are pleased to be acting as a gateway organisation for the Governments Kickstart Scheme. This allows us to play an active part in supporting businesses and applying for funding from the Kickstart Scheme on your behalf.

Your Business can apply for funding through Digital Training Northeast

Businesses can apply to the scheme and receive up to £6,500 to cover each individual’s wages and associated costs. Any business or organisation, private, public or voluntary, regardless of size, can apply for funding, the scheme is an excellent way to get that extra resource into your business whilst not damaging your cashflow.

There are stipulations to make you aware of, the main one, controversially is the government states organisations need to create a minimum of 30 jobs before applying. Although this may be off-putting for many smaller businesses, that’s where we can help at Digital Training Northeast, we act as a Kick Start gateway and will bring together like-minded business’s to make the numbers work. If you are applying for 30 or more job placements, we can tailor a package for you.

So how can Digital Training Northeast help?

We can submit an application on your behalf, along with other businesses we are working with and if you need further guidance to support your placements, our experienced HR team will provide additional assistance.

As a gateway we:

  • work with you to finalise and submit your job placement specification
  • manage all grant payments and wage reimbursements
  • ensure all skills, training, support and outcomes are met as per the Kickstart Scheme
  • support your new young employee in every aspect over the 6 months they are working for you and will continue to support those trainee’s

Remember there will be no cost to you as we shall make the applications on your behalf.

Let’s Support young people and help them get work and give them the skills they need to get into work after they finish their Kickstart Scheme job.

We’ve put together a handy guide here setting out how you can create one or more placements and where you can find all the answers you need and how we can help.
We are submitting our first application in the next couple of weeks, owing to the level of interest this will be ongoing, get in touch as soon as possible to get your application in for the first round. Early placements will start December and will roll into the New Year, if you have aspirations to join the scheme but don’t want to commit until next year sign up now and your funding will be reserved.

If you have any questions or would like to talk to someone please email kickstart@digitaltrne.co.uk or call 07958 171091 / 01670 787341 or visit www.digitaltrne.co.uk or apply here.

Our team is here to support you, your family and your business, up to date guidance can be found on our website, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn accounts.

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Digital Training NE .

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