End of September is closing deadline for new Kickstart applications
The DWP’s Kickstart Scheme is aimed at getting 16 to 24 year olds into the world of work and is due to close at the end of December 2021.
With the support of Gateways across Norfolk, the scheme has been extremely well supported by the Norfolk business community with nearly 1,400 placements being created by local employers across the county. However, it does take time to recruit young people into these roles, and as a result, it is expected that the DWP will take the decision to close for new applications for Kickstart placements as at the end of September 2021.
We are anticipating that employers already approved in the Kickstart process, will have until the end of October 2021 to submit their vacancy templates and recruitment for the roles can continue up until 31 December 2021.
If your business is considering taking on a Kickstart placement, there is still a small window of time to get your application in. But you will need to submit your completed new Kickstart application to the Gateway by no later than 5pm on Tuesday 28 September 2021 to allow for submission on 30 September by the Gateway.
If you have any questions about the Kickstart Scheme, please contact your Kickstart Gateway.
Charlotte Upcraft email@example.com 01603 729 205