Guidance

Kickstart Scheme for employers

Employers can apply until 17 December 2021 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

Kickstart Scheme applications close at midday on 17 December 2021.

Check the other deadlines for completing Kickstart Scheme tasks.

Employers of all sizes can apply for funding until midday on 17 December 2021 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. Submit your vacancies

  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
Last updated 19 November 2021 + show all updates
  1. Added deadlines for completing Kickstart Scheme tasks.

  2. Added information about Kickstart Scheme applications closing on 17 December 2021 and that job start dates have been extended to 31 March 2022.

  3. First published.