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Kickstart Scheme - Register your interest with MELCC

3rd September 2020

The Mid & East Lothian Chamber is delighted to be an intermediary organisation for the Kickstart Scheme to assist any of our local businesses applying for funding.

What is the Kickstart Scheme?
In September 2020 the government announced the £2 billion scheme, designed to help 16-24 year olds into work through the creation of high quality 6-month work placements. The government will fund each Kickstart job - paying 100% of the age-relevant National Minimum Wage, National Insurance and pension contributions for a 25-hour a week. Employers can then top up pay out of their own pockets, or extend the hours if they wish. In addition, the government is offering employers £1,500 to set up support and training for those taking part, or other set-up costs such as buying uniforms.

Any business or organisation, private, public or voluntary, regardless of size, can apply for funding. If you are applying for 30 or more job placements, you can apply directly. Please click here for more details.

If you are applying for less than 30 job placements, MELCC can apply for you. We will submit an application on your behalf, using other employers to create 30 or more job placements in one application (we are closed to having 30 placements!). We will work with you to finalise and submit your job placement specification. If you need further guidance to support your placements, we can provide additional direction and assistance where needed. Please contact Dita Macfarlane, Chamber Manager dita@thebusinesspartnership.org.uk or call 0131 603 5040

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