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Kickstart Scheme

See how the Hampshire Chamber can help you acquire talent and government funding through the Kickstart Scheme

What is the Kickstart Scheme?

The government has introduced the Kickstart Scheme in Great Britain, a £2 billion fund to create hundreds of thousands of high quality 6-month work placements aimed at those aged 16 to 24 who are on Universal Credit and are deemed to be at risk of long term unemployment. Any businesses taking part in the Scheme can apply for £1,500 per job placement available for any admin and training costs.

The Government will fund 100% of the National Minimum Wage for 25 hours per week as well as the associated employer National Insurance contributions and employer minimum automatic enrolment contributions.

Find out more about the Kickstart Scheme here:

How we can help you with this scheme

The Kickstart scheme requires an organsiation to supply 30 roles to government as a bid to access funding

As the majority of organisations don’t have the availability to supply 30 placements for this scheme, the Hampshire Chamber of Commerce plays an important role as a representative.

To help these businesses, we collect the availabilites of multiple businessess to reach the minimum requirement of 30 placements, making it possible for smaller businesses to acquire much needed talent and access the available funding from governement.

What can I do to proceed? 

Please contact our membership manager, Coral with the below information to proceed.


Tel: 01329 242420 (Option 1)

Company Name, Companies House No. or Charity No.

Main Contact

Address & Postcode

Business Sector

How many job placements on offer

Hours: (Minimum of 25 hours per week) 

Job Title & Description 

Skills and Experience offered for each job

Please Note:  Our role in this scheme is open to both members and non-members.

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