An Introduction to Kickstart Scheme
TIGERS’ vision is for a fair and inclusive world where equal opportunities exist for individuals, families and communities and through our long history of delivering SQA accredited qualifications, vocational skills development and emotional wellbeing skills, we are supporting our employers with employability skills for the young people engaged on the Kickstart Scheme. The Kickstart Scheme was announced in July as part of the Chancellor’s Plan for Jobs. The Kickstart Scheme provides funding for employers to create new 6-month job placements for young people aged 16 to 24 who are currently on Universal Credit and at risk of long-term unemployment.
As an intermediary we can offer young people support with long-term employability support by offering vocational skills development starting from the first week of job placement, this includes: SWOT analysis; Skills assessment and career planning goals; CV building; Interview techniques and online etiquette; On-line platform tutorials; Introduction to Microsoft packages; An introduction to Human Leadership; Certificate of Work Readiness qualification (SQA); Health and Well-being and regular feedback and communication between TIGERS and our employer partner at all stages of the Kickstart Placement.
What is the criteria for an employer?
The job positions created with Kickstart Scheme funding must be new jobs. The job positions must not: replace existing or planned vacancies, cause existing employees, apprentices or contractors to lose work or reduce their working hours, The job placements must: be a minimum of 25 hours per week, for 6 months, pay at least the National Minimum Wage or the National Living Wage for the employee’s age group, although requires basic training this needs to provide a rich and meaningful experiences to enhance the skills of the young people. Each job positions needs to help the young person become more employable which we can provide training.
Collaborate with us – Email firstname.lastname@example.org for a Kickstart Specification Document.
What Training can TIGERS offer to support?
An initial consultation with our employer partners will take place to determine if our Employability Training and Industry Specific Training meets their needs and to offer young people engaged in the Kickstart Scheme a meaningful opportunity.
Our Industry Specific Training includes:
If learners can complete all the above training, they will have the opportunity to go on and achieve their SSSTS (site supervisor safety training scheme)
Early Years Programme
TIGERS Early Years can support and provide underpinning knowledge:
Business Skills Programme
Marketing: An Introduction
Digital Skills: An Introduction
DWP - The Kickstart Scheme
Read the GOV.UK Employers Guide - GOV.UK Employers Guide
I am a young person and would like to find out more
Visit DWP's website to find out more information https://jobhelp.campaign.gov.uk/kickstart/
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Current Kickstart Opportunities
Kickstart Scheme Stories
Our Kickstart Scheme Partners