Application Process FAQs
The Recruitment Process FAQs
What funding is available?
Funding is provided for 100% of the relevant National Minimum Wage for 25 hours a week, plus associated employer National Insurance contributions and employer minimum auto enrolment contributions. You’ll get £1,500 funding per job placement. This should be spent on setup costs and supporting the young person to develop their employability skills.
· training and employability support (provided by you, a Kickstart gateway or another provider)
· IT equipment and software
· uniform or Personal Protective Equipment
Does my organisation get the full £1500 grant?
We provide a comprehensive level of support for you and the trainee so that we can work together to deliver successful outcomes. We will be providing each Kickstarter with world class radical employability training. This will help them make a positive contribution to your business, be easier to manage and support their long-term career prospects. We will also help them build a Kickstarter peer network. This support will ensure that your application meets and exceeds the employability skills development requirements of the scheme which will strengthen your application. This works out at just over £150 per month over the course of the 6 months.
When and how will I receive payments?
All funds from the DWP will be sent to and held in our separate Kickstart account. We commit to transfer any funds due to you within 5 working days of receiving any money from DWP (salary and grant). The £500 should be paid 15 days after start date is confirmed, wages will be paid once the trainee has been registered on PAYE, the first payment is likely to be 6 weeks after start date and then paid 1 month in arrears.
What can I spend the £500 grant on?
This £500 needs to be spent strictly in accordance with the rules. For example purchasing a laptop, tools, equipment, other training or relevant software. You will need to be able to submit receipts so we can audit the expenditure (and be ready for a potential audit by DWP who can claw back any funds if they are not satisfied with how the funds have been spent).
What evidence do I need to provide for the audit of the £500 expenditure and how do I provide this to you?
New restrictions have been introduced around how the £1500 can be spent and will be subject to audit and clawback has been introduced if funds have not been spent in line with the funding rules. You will need to submit receipts so we can audit the expenditure (and be ready for an audit by DWP who will claw back any funds if they are not satisfied with how the funds have been spent).