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

Event details

On 29 July more than 100 SMEs joined our first virtual Education and Skills webinar focussing on the Government Kickstart Scheme. 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 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 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 Government as Gateway with Adecco working in partnership as Intermediary. This webinar will explain how the Scheme works and how to apply.

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 Sonali Parekh, FSB Policy Director. Our panel includes Oliver Stanley of the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) Kickstart Policy Team, Sue Taylor of ALPS, who is our expert on Apprenticeships, and Grace Mosuro from Adecco Working Ventures, our partnership Intermediary.

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. 

For the first 15 minutes we will help you iron out any problems with getting connected, if you need us to, before beginning the session at 11.30am. 

Event contact

For general enquiries regarding the event, please email [email protected] or call 07917 628924


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 [email protected].

Further information

New to virtual networking? Find out more about FSB virtual events and a quick guide to getting started here.