Kickstart Scheme

Chichester College Group is acting as an intermediary to help local employers access the £2 billion Kickstart Scheme.


We are excited to be supporting local employers, in both Sussex and Hampshire, to access the £2 billion Kickstart Scheme and create job placements for 16 to 24 year olds who are currently on Universal Credit and at risk of long-term unemployment.

The Government will fund 100% of the relevant National Minimum Wage for 25 hours a week, plus associated employer National Insurance contributions and employer minimum automatic enrolment contributions.

In addition, businesses taking on a Kickstart candidate can apply for £1,500 per job placement available for setup costs, support and training. Find out more about the scheme.

We are proud to have the support from the following organisations:


Watch our latest webinar

Listen to the Chichester College Group and Department for Work & Pensions talk about how the Kickstart Scheme works, including a live Q&A session with employers.






How to apply

If you are applying for 30 or more job placements, you can apply via the Government website.

If you are applying for less than 30 job placements, you can apply via Chichester College Group who will act as your Kickstart representative and help you partner with other organisations before applying.

Visit the Chichester College Group website and fill in the form to register your interest or email


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