Kickstart Scheme

THE KICKSTART SCHEME

Before you can get a young person in a job

You must have:

  1. Successfully applied online or applied through a Kickstart gateway for a Kickstart Scheme grant before midday on 17 December 2021
  2. Signed and returned your Kickstart Scheme grant agreement to DWP or your Kickstart gateway by 11:59pm on 7 January 2022
  3. Submitted your Kickstart Scheme vacancies by 11.59pm on 31 January 2022

How to get the young people into the jobs

  1. Work coaches at Jobcentre Plus will use the vacancies you or your gateway submitted to match candidates to the jobs. They’ll do this until 1 March 2022.
  2. You or your Kickstart gateway will receive a ‘referral’ email each time a young person is referred to the vacancy.
  3. Referred candidates may choose to apply for the job placement.
  4. You’ll then be able to interview the candidates who have applied.
  5. The young person must start the job on or before 31 March 2022.

You or your Kickstart gateway should tell DWP by 11:59pm on 30 April 2022 that the young person has started so we can process the funding. You’ll be told how to do this in the ‘referral’ email.

You can advertise vacancies yourself, but all jobs must receive an introduction through a DWP work coach to receive full funding. DWP also uploads the approved vacancies to Find a job on your behalf – so you do not have to do this. Young people can search this site for Kickstart vacancies themselves. We’ll advertise Kickstart jobs on Find a job until 28 February 2022.

If you would like to know more about how Wakefield Council can support you with Kickstart, contact us on kickstart@wakefield.gov.uk  marking the subject Kickstart.

If you are interested in a Kickstart vacancy please speak to your work coach about any vacancies that you may be interested in applying for or contact our kickstart team at: kickstart@wakefield.gov.uk subject: vacancy.

Please note - if you are not currently claiming Universal Credit please contact the Wakefield Employment Hub at: employmenthub@wakefield.gov.uk so they can provide Information, Advice & Guidance.


GUIDANCE ABOUT THE KICKSTART SCHEME FOR EMPLOYERS
Check if you can apply for a grant through the Kickstart Scheme
Apply for a grant through the Kickstart Scheme

Download the Kickstart employer guide here


FURTHER INFORMATION
If you need help with the Kickstart Scheme process or you’d like help finding a representative, you can contact:
-  your local employer contact if you are located in a specific region
-  the national employer contact if you are located across several region

LIVE KICKSTART VACANCIES

Please see below for the list of current live Kickstart vacancies.

If you are interested in any of the below vacancies please speak to your work coach about any vacancies that you may be interested in applying for or contact our kickstart team at: kickstart@wakefield.gov.uk subject: vacancy.

Please note - if you are not currently claiming Universal Credit please contact the Wakefield Employment Hub at: employmenthub@wakefield.gov.uk  so they can provide Information, Advice & Guidance.

VACANCY LIST

-6B Digtial Marketing Assistant

-365 Response e Procure Administrator

-365 Response Junior Support Technician

-365 Response Marketing Assistant

-Afor UK Ltd Traineee Bookeeper

-Allen Fabrications Production Operative

Candy Works Picking / Packing Assistant

-Centara Trainee Data Technician

-Citizens advice bureaux Trainee Advisor

-Cladbuild Factory Operative

-Complete Care Community Care Worker

-Conservatory Outlet Production Operative

-Dariqus Administrator

-Dempsey Dyer Commercial Administrator

-Dempsey Dyer Sales Processor

DM Appliance Care Trainee White Goods Engineer

-Engineering Building Services Administrator

-Global Doors Assembly Operative

-Global Doors Metal Cutting Warehouse Operative

-Global Doors Sales Development

-Global Doors Wood Plant Operative

-GMC Fabrications Administration Assistant

-Home Start Wakefield Social Media & Data Support Worker

-Insulation Direct Customer Service Administrator

-Insulation Direct Insulation Installer

-Intergrated Recruitment Administrator

-Intelligent Decisioning Software Developer

Lasting Beauty Beauty Therapist

Lasting Beauty Trainee Eyelash Technician

LD Nutrition Chef

LD Nutrition Kitchen Assistant

Lifeplanning Solutions Administrator

Manguni Makhosi Trainee Operations and Service Administrator

Mantality Social Media Executive

Millennium Care Service Ltd Recruitment Administrator

NAC (Domestic Appliances) Ltd Sales / Customer Services Agent

Oneworld Travel Trainee Sales Consultant

Ossett Tyre House Trainee Commercial Tyre Fitter

Reg Greenwood T & E Trainee Commercial Tyre Fitter

S&D Landscapes Ltd Landscape operative

SKS Beds LTD Customer Service Advisor

SPIRALTECH CORPORATION LTD Electrical/Mechanical Engineer Trainee

The Conservatory Works Ltd Trainee Fabricator

V25AGE COMMS LTD Cable Puller / Technician

V25AGE COMMS LTD Office Adminstrator / Finance Assistant

V25AGE COMMS LTD Office Adminstrator / Project Controller

Wakefield BID Administrative and Project Manager Assistant

Wakefield Hospice E-commerce Officer

We Are Wakefield Digital Media Executive

We Are Wakefield  Events Executive

Creode Account Executive

Knights of Pontefract Restaurant Assistant

RTC Travel Trainee Travel Agent

UK Assistance 247 Customer Service Advisor