Guidance

Kickstart Scheme for employers

Employers can apply for funding to create jobs for 16 to 24 year olds on Universal Credit.

Applies to England, Scotland and Wales

If you’re an employer looking to create jobs

Employers of all sizes can apply for funding to create jobs for 16 to 24 year olds on Universal Credit.

The funding covers:

Employer guidance

  1. How the Kickstart Scheme works

  2. Apply online for a Kickstart Scheme grant or Apply for a grant through a Kickstart gateway

  3. Sign in to manage your vacancies (only for employers who have applied online)

  4. Get young people into the Kickstart Scheme jobs

  5. Manage your funding

If you’re a Kickstart gateway, check the guidance for gateways.

Published 13 September 2021