The Kickstart programme is designed to support young people aged between 16 to 24 year who are currently receiving Universal Credit to access a 6 month paid work placement.
- The Kickstart roles must be new jobs that will provide young people with the experience and support that they need to help improve their chances of gaining permanent employment, including:
- support to look for long-term work, including career advice and setting goals
- support with CV and interview preparations
- supporting the participant with basic skills, such as attendance, timekeeping and teamwork.
- The Kickstart scheme will fund national minimum wage for 25 hours per week
- The job roles should not require people to undertake extensive training before they begin the job placement.
There will be a number of opportunities to access work placements through the Kickstart scheme in health and social care organisations across the Bradford District – If you are a young person interested in a work placement through the Kickstart scheme you should talk to your job coach at the job centre.