Join us for a supportive Q&A session with the DWP in Wales and Adecco to find out about the UK government Kickstart Scheme and more.

Event details

The Kickstart scheme is a £2billion fund designed to create hundreds of thousands of high quality, 6-month work placements for young people aged 16-24. The UK Government will fund 100% of the relevant National Minimum Wage for 25 hours per week, plus associated employer National Insurance contributions and employer minimum automatic enrolment contributions.

This means that any business of any size and operating in any sector who is looking to create quality jobs for young people can apply to create new 6-month job placements and support the next generation through the early stages of their career.

The UK government scheme refers to companies needing to offer 30 placements but that smaller companies can group together to meet the minimum requirement. FSB has been appointed by the UK Government as Gateway with Adecco working in partnership as Intermediary. This webinar will explain how the Kickstart Scheme works and how to apply. Please note, the FSB/Adecco Gateway is open to all eligible businesses and not just FSB members.

In addition there is a £1.6 billion investment in boosting worksearch, skills and apprenticeships.

Please join us for a Q&A session hosted by Ben Cottam, FSB Wales Head of External Affairs. Our panel includes Geraint Williams of the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) in Wales, Grace Mosuro from Adecco Working Ventures, our partnership Intermediary, and Amanda Holmes of Cambria for Business with an overview of the Employer Apprenticeship Incentive Scheme.

When you register to attend you can submit questions for our speakers in advance. FSB members and non-members are welcome to attend this free support session, and please share with your networks if you think they might be interested in attending. 

Event contact

For general enquiries regarding the event please email Andrea Hilditch or call 07917 162779

Joining Instructions

Within 1 hour of booking you should receive your booking confirmation email with a link to join the Zoom session on the day. If you do not receive this please email Andrea Hilditch or call 07917 162779.

Further information

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