The Kickstart scheme - latest progress
Latest figures released this week show that more than 100,000 young people have so far started new roles under the £2 billion Kickstart jobs scheme, giving them the skills, experience and opportunities they need to reach their full potential as we level up across the country.
- Britain's future success depends on our young people, which is why the Conservative government introduced the Kickstart scheme in September 2020 to target young people at risk of long-term unemployment.
- More than 100,000 young people have so far started new roles under our £2 billion Kickstart jobs scheme, and an average of more than 3,400 young people started Kickstart jobs each week over the past month alone. The scheme was recently extended for young people to apply to jobs by March 2022, so young people on Universal Credit are being encouraged to speak to their Work Coach about some of the exciting roles on offer
- This scheme is continuing to help young people to get the skills, experience and opportunities they deserve as we emerge from the pandemic and build back better.