Kickstart Scheme

Kickstart Scheme

Lancaster and Morecambe College are pleased to announce we will be working in partnership with Lancaster District Chamber of Commerce, Morecambe BID and Lancaster Business Improvement District to act as an intermediary organisation to support the national Kickstart Scheme. We will support the on-going development of our local economy through the generation of high-quality placement opportunities for young people.

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The Kickstart Scheme has been established to create 6-month job placements for young people who are currently on Universal Credit and at risk of long-term unemployment. The job placements should support participants to develop the skills and experience they need to find work after completing the Kickstart scheme. The job placements created with Kickstart funding must be new jobs, and they must not replace existing or planned vacancies or cause existing employees or contractors to lose or reduce their employment.

employer commitment

  • Create a placement opportunity for up to 6 months
  • Pay the placement for 25 hours per week at the national minimum wage
  • Provide support & guidance to the participant throughout the placement

Lmc commitment

  • Provide monthly training & development for the placement participant
  • Create a personal development plan which will be monitored throughout the placement
  • Provide reviews with the employer and the  participant to monitor & support progress and skills development
  • Provide careers advice to the participant to support their next steps