NetworkIN advocate helps small businesses get involved with the Kickstart Scheme

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NetworkIN advocate helps small businesses get involved with the Kickstart Scheme

If businesses would be interested in getting involved with the Kickstart Scheme but are only able to take on a small number of job placements, Mehgan Howard and the team at Aecus Recruitment would be able to assist and act as a representative organisation.

The Team Stafford Brunch advocate answers some common questions about the Kickstart Scheme.

 

How can the Kickstart Scheme benefit me?

The cost of funding covers the full National Minimum Wage for 25 hours per week. Employers are also granted £1,500 for initial set up costs, support and training to be provided. This claim can be reimbursed to employers within 30 days.

Applications sent directly to the scheme have to be for a minimum of 30 job placements.

Alternately, if you want to get involved but cannot offer this many placements, you can partner with a representative organisation for a fewer number of placements, which can act as an intermediary on your behalf.

 

When will I receive funding from the scheme?

Funding for the scheme is expected to be paid in arrears to the business. It is currently yet to be confirmed as to the exact dates of payment businesses will receive the grants.

Guidance surrounding this information is expected to be updated on 23rd September.

Nonetheless, it is pivotal to ensure you are in a position to manage your cash flow and be able to pay the necessary costs prior to receiving the grant.

 

I want to get involved but can’t offer 30 job placements

At Aecus Recruitment we have applied to the Kickstart Scheme and are in the process of being approved.

If you would be interested in getting involved, we are offering to businesses the opportunity to join with us as a representative organisation.

We have set up a LinkedIn group, which is open for employers to join who have an interest in getting involved with the Kickstart Scheme.

Want to know a bit more about the government Kickstart Scheme? You can read our article here which breaks down all you need to know.

 

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For any questions on how to get involved in the Kickstart Scheme, give us a call on 01785 558900 or drop Team Stafford Brunch advocate Mehgan an email at [email protected]

 

References and sources:
https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/kickstart-scheme

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