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24 September 2020

Interested in taking part in the Kickstart job scheme?

BPCA is considering becoming an intermediary for the Government's Kickstart scheme and is looking for member companies to register their interest in being involved.

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The Kickstart Scheme provides funding to employers to create new six-month job placements for young people who are currently on Universal Credit and at risk of long-term unemployment.

The scheme is open to 16-24 year olds, where you employ the young person for six months at no cost (with wages, NI and employer minimum automatic enrolment contributions 100% covered by Government). 

It's important to note that these roles have to be new roles, not replacing someone who has had their hours reduced or made redundant.

This is a great opportunity for pest management businesses and a chance for young people to gain paid work experience.

This is a UK-wide scheme and members can engage directly with the Department of Work & Pensions if they wish. But if BPCA get 30+ commitments to look at using the scheme, we would work with interested members to build training and development plans, and manage the project on their behalf.

Find out more about the Kickstart scheme on the GOV.UK website.


If you're a BPCA member and the Kickstart scheme sounds like something you want to get involved in, get in touch.

Source: Online