Kickstart Scheme

London Youth is exploring the option of becoming a Gateway organisation to support our members, and smaller London businesses, who would like to take on young people through the Kickstart Scheme. If you are interested in supporting young people through Kickstart and would like to be a part of our consortium, please could you complete the survey, here. 

Important dates: 

  • Thursday 5th November – London Youth Employability Network Event, including Kickstart Q&A with Samantha Windett, Chair of the Youth Employment Group 
  • Register via the following link  
  • Friday 13th November – Deadline for submission of EOI  

Important information to read:

The job placements created with Kickstart funding must be new jobs. 

They must not: replace existing or planned vacancies that result in existing employees or contractors losing or reducing their employment.

The roles you are applying for must be: a minimum of 25 hours per week, for 6 months, paid at least the National Minimum Wage for their age group and should not require people to undertake extensive training before they begin the job placement.

Each application should include how you will help the participants to develop their skills and experience, including: support to look for long-term work, career advice and goal setting, support with CV and interview preparationsas well as supporting the participant with basic skills, such as attendance, timekeeping and teamwork.

Once a job placement is created, it can be taken up by a second person once the first successful applicant has completed their 6-month term.

Next Steps

Completion of this form is an Expression Of Interest (EOI), not an application to the Kickstart scheme. Once London Youth have over 30 EOI’s and have secured the additional funding we require to manage this work, we will contact you to clarify any further details required by the scheme. 

Information can be found here on what details will be required from each organisation at application stage. 

By submitting your EOI, you consent for your data to be held and used by London Youth in relation to the Kickstart scheme. Further details of our privacy policy can be found here.

If you have any questions, please contact  

Please Note: Due to timeframes in seeking EOI’s and applying to DWP, placements are likely begin in early 2021.