If you are considering becoming a Kickstart gateway for a group of employers, check what your responsibilities will be and how you can apply.
A Kickstart Scheme application must be for a minimum of 30 job placements. If a single employer cannot provide this many job placements, they can:
- find an existing Kickstart gateway, such as a local authority, chamber of commerce or trade body
- join a group of other employers, nominating someone to carry out the responsibilities of a representative
Responsibilities of a Kickstart gateway or employer representative
- gather information from you about the job placements you’d like to offer
- use this information to submit an online application on behalf of a group of employers
- pass on the relevant payments made by DWP to you (for example the young person’s salary)
They may also:
- share their expertise with you to help you onboard and train young people employed through the scheme, for example supporting those with particular disadvantages or working in certain sectors
- provide employability support directly to young people employed through the scheme
The representative must have:
- experience of managing partnership agreements with third parties
- robust financial and governance processes to manage the application
We will carry out an assessment of the suitability of Kickstart gateways and employer representatives, and may contact you for further information during the application process.
We are not currently accepting applications from organisations who do not have this experience.
How to apply on behalf of a group of employers
You need to have a minimum of 30 job placements from your group of employers before applying.
You will need:
- details of the job placements proposed by your group of employers
- details of their business
- information about the support they plan to offer the young people
Find out how to apply for a grant.
You can contact your local or national Kickstart Scheme employer contact for help.