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Kickstart Scheme

The Kickstart support firms to offer six-month work placements for 16 to 24-year-olds who are in receipt of Universal Credit and at risk of long-term unemployment.

Funding is available for:

  • 100% of the relevant National Minimum Wage for 25 hours a week
  • associated employer National Insurance contributions
  • employer minimum automatic enrolment contributions

Employers will get £1,000 per placement to support any set up costs, training or equipment required.

Neath Port Talbot Council acts as a Gateway Representative (local agent) for the Kickstart programme.

Our employability team will be providing a full package of support for both the placement and the employer, through reviews and support sessions.

How to get involved

To find out more or to apply , email us on kickstart@npt.gov.uk or telephone 01639 684250