Movement to Work and Youth Employment UK launch new Kickstart Guide for Employers

Working in collaboration, Movement to Work and Youth Employment UK are delighted to announce the launch of their joint ‘Kickstart Guide for Employers’. This new guide aims to help employers to understand the government-backed Kickstart Scheme which was launched back in summer 2020. The Kickstart Scheme provides funding to create new jobs for 16 to 24-year-olds on Universal Credit who are at risk of long term unemployment.

  Search the Kickstart Guide for Employers now HERE

As well as offering advice and tips, Movement to Work and Youth Employment UK have combined their networks to form a new searchable database of recommended partners to ensure quality Kickstart experiences for both employers and young people. Explore the new guide and find out more:

  Search the database now HERE

“Movement to Work is delighted to be working in collaboration with Youth Employment UK to help more employers understand and activate Kickstart in their organisations. It can be hard to know where to begin when a new government-backed scheme is launched, hopefully our joint ‘Kickstart Guide for Employers’ will make things easier, and the pooling of our recommended partners into this new database will help employers to find fantastic support. Most importantly, we hope this work will lead to lots more quality opportunities for our young people – needed now more than ever” 

– Sam Olsen, CEO, Movement to Work

“The launch of our ‘Kickstart Guide for Employers’ could not come at a more pivotal time, as we begin to see the impact of Covid on long term youth unemployment. We know that work experience and quality support are key ingredients to helping young people on their journey to work. Over 195,000 Kickstart Placements have been approved yet there is still much more to do. Partnering with Movement to Work to provide best practice guidance for employers and a searchable database of approved quality organisations will be hugely valuable and join up in what is an already complex landscape”.

– LJ Rawlings, CEO, Youth Employment UK

Want to speak to someone about Kickstart?

Fill out the form on the Movement to Work employer registration page and a team member will support you.