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This is how we’re kick starting jobs for unemployed young people in the Stroud district.

Stroud District Council has pledged to help unemployed young people find work as part of the £2billion Government backed Kickstart Scheme.

The Kickstart Scheme provides funding for employers to create job placements for 16-24 year olds who are claiming Universal Credit and are at risk of long term unemployment.

For each new job that is created under the scheme, employers will receive:

  • 100% of the National Minimum Wage for 25 hours a week for a total of six months
  • Associated employer National Insurance contributions
  • Employer minimum automatic enrolment contributions
  • A grant of £1,500 per job placement for set up and training costs.

All employers, irrespective of size and sector can join the scheme.

Businesses can find out more about how to apply for the Kickstart Scheme by contacting our Economic Development lead,

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