Jump Start

  • Apprentices receive both on and off the job training which builds up the required knowledge, skills and behaviours your business requires.
  • In order to claim the grants, apprentices must be employed for a minimum of 30 hours per week and paid at least the national minimum apprentice wage currently £4.15 per hour.
  • Up to the 31st of March you will achieve additional Government incentives. 
  • For apprentices aged 16-24 the payment will be £2,000.
  • For apprentices aged 25 or over the payment will be £1,500.
  • For apprentices aged between 16-18 the employer will still receive an additional £1000.
  • This programme prepares young people for their future careers by helping them become ‘work ready’.
  • The work placement typically last up to 6 months. In addition, we will provide them employability skills, with all training costs are met by government funding.
  • As an employer you will receive an incentive payment of £1000 per Trainee, for up to 10 Trainees.
  • Requirements: This is an unpaid work experience placement, however, you must be able to facilitate a meaningful work placement for up to 6 months.
  • Employers of all sizes can apply for funding which covers:100% of the National Minimum Wage (or the National Living Wage depending on the age of the participant) for 25 hours per week for a total of 6 months. Associated employer National Insurance contributions.Employer minimum automatic enrolment contributions.
  • Employers can spread the start date of the job placements up until the end of December 2021.
  • You’ll receive £1,500 funding per job placement. This is for setup costs and to support the young person develop their employability skills. If you get someone else to do some of this for you, such as your Kickstart gateway, you’ll have to agree how you will share this money.
  • The job placements must not: Replace existing or planned vacancies.
  • Cause existing employees, apprentices or contractors to lose work or reduce their working hours
  • The job placements must:Be a minimum of 25 hours per week, for 6 monthsPay at least the National Minimum Wage or the National Living Wage for the employee’s age group.Only require basic trainingFor each job placement you must help the young person become more employable.
  • We engage with Adults seeking employment through our dedicated Employability Centre.
  • We help develop basic skills and provide skills development programmes tailored to meet local skills shortages.
  • We operate a vacancy referral service for employers looking for specific skills. 
  • A Supported Internship is specifically aimed at a young person who have a special educational need or educational healthcare plan (EHCP).
  • Similar to a Traineeship, Learners study a skills development programme at KC and complete work experience between 6-12months. 
  • We offer a range of courses for all your staff looking to develop their skills!
  • We are able to offer skills development in areas such as: Accounting, Digital Skills, Administration, Team Leading, Management,Coaching, Personal Training, Healthcare, Construction, Building Maintenance, Electronics.
  • Management qualifications can be studied independently or simultaneously to above qualifications 
  • Courses can be offered at Level 1, 2 and 3 for most areas free of charge*
  • We also offer Level 4 and 5, HNC and HND in Accounting & Management