Support for business, support for young people
A service committed to you
Kickstart UK is run by Supplytrain CIC – a social enterprise committed to helping businesses more easily employ and train young people.
Our aim is to deliver a hassle-free Kickstart gateway service that helps you to recruit and develop staff, whilst creating lasting opportunities for young people.
Simple to use
We know you’re busy. From the moment you submit your interest in the service we guide you through the application and deal with the Jobcentre on your behalf.
We’re always here if you need advice on setting up a scheme or keeping young people motivated during their placement.
You are in good company with Kickstart UK
Both business and young people benefit with Kickstart UK
Placements pledged to date
Six stages of support
Here’s how Kickstart UK’s service works
Apply and prepare
We will then apply for Kickstart funding on your behalf and keep you up-to-date with how things are progressing with the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).
Congratulations, your Kickstarter is in post. You’ll pay wages and be reimbursed by the government in arrears. Plus, we’ll give you up to a £1,000 grant for on-costs.
We’ll stay in regular contact with the young person keeping them motivated through monthly online coaching sessions and outstanding employability support.
Job or reference
As the placement nears its end, we’ll book in a meeting with you to discuss the progress the Kickstarter has made and what might come next.
We hope you’ll be able to offer a long-term opportunity to the young person, but if you can’t we will ask you to write a reference for them instead. This will give them a better chance of securing a great job elsewhere.
The business case
Just four (of 100s) of great reasons to get involved!
Support for existing staff
Extra pair of hands
Lots of small businesses could do with an extra pair of hands on the shop floor at busy times, but can’t afford the extra wages. Kickstart allows you to bring that added support in without the cost.
Fill more orders
Opportunity to grow
If you are ambitous to grow but uncertain of investing in the current climate, Kicksart gives you the chance to bring young people in to fill more order and reach more customers.
Support the next generation
Give something back
Lots of business owners were grateful for the chances they got to start their careers. Kickstart allows you to open up doors for young people that might not otherwise get the chance to start out on the right foot.
ATTACK THE TO-DO LIST
A specific project
We’ve all put jobs off at work, like updating the CRM, sorting out the filing system or refreshing the content on the website. Get a Kickstarter involved in these time-bound projects.