Greater Manchester Kickstart Scheme
The GM Kickstart Board has been set up to create 6-month placements for people aged 16-24.
13:55 30 September 2020
The GM Kickstart Board has been officially launched to help maximise the Kickstart job creation scheme in Greater Manchester. Launched earlier this month, the initiative aims to create a 6-month placement for people at risk of long-term unemployment and those who are currently under the universal credit.
The scheme, which targets people aged 16-24, will see the creation of fully-funded jobs across Wales, Scotland and England. It complements the GM Good Employment Charter as well as the Young Person's Guarantee, which was set up to Covid-19 and its impact on young people. The funding covers 100per cent of the national minimum wage for 25 hours a week and employers cost for up to 250,000 placements.
Greater Manchester Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) co-chair Mo Isap said: “The Kickstart scheme can help us achieve a jobs-rich recovery in Greater Manchester, but its delivery needs to be underpinned by consistency, quality and clarity.
“Establishing the GM Kickstart Board is a way of ensuring the programme is steered by, and works for the benefit of, Greater Manchester businesses and young people.
“Working with our partners, we can provide a quality standard for placements that both employers and our young people can trust.”