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Supporting you with the Kickstart UK scheme.


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The Kickstart Scheme provides funding to create new jobs for 16 to 24 year olds on Universal Credit who are at risk of long term unemployment. 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

  • minimum automatic enrolment pension contributions

Employers can spread the job start dates up until 31 December 2021. You’ll get funding until 30 June 2022 if a young person starts their job on 31 December 2021. Further funding is available for training and support so that young people on the scheme can get a job in the future. Source; UK Gov


So how can we help?


At direction learning we have a team of qualified staff who could help students to learn more about employability skills. We can offer alone a provision so your young person will be able to fulfil the requirements needed to successfully complete the kickstart program.


There are a range of skills that will be covered in the course. These include but are not limited to

  • Understanding mind set

  • Business and customer awareness

  • Dealing with your first days at work

  • Understanding your customers

  • Understanding motivation

  • Understanding work principles

  • Organisational products and services

  • How to keep improving

  • Setting your targets

  • Managing your time

  • Managing information

  • Presenting information

  • Presenting yourself

  • Problem solving in a place of work

  • ICT for employment

  • Understanding innovation

  • Creative thinking

  • Understanding risk

  • Understanding and coping with change

  • Managing a project

  • Tackling number problems

  • Following instructions

  • Understanding your responsibilities in the workplace

  • Planning a budget

  • Working in a team

  • Dealing with conflict

  • Working with colleagues

  • Working with managers

  • Valuing and supporting others

  • Using Online Collaborative

  • Workplace Tools

  • Social Media in the Workplace

  • Job search skills

  • Job application skills

  • Interview skills

  • Health, safety and security in the workplace



If you feel like this would be a helpful sericve to you please get in contact and we can arrage a free meeting to talk about this in more detail.


Directional is also able to offer an employability level 2 qualification for students and employees who feel would be beneficial for them to demonstrate their development. This would be at an additional cost of £60 per learner their would be no charge for teaching if kickstart a employability lessons continue.


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