Register now to be part of the Kickstart Scheme

TDA is working with partners in Torbay and Somerset to help small businesses get involved in the Kickstart Scheme.

The scheme enables employers to offer Government-subsidised work placements for young people aged between 16-24 who are claiming Universal Credit and at risk of long-term unemployment.

Torbay and Somerset businesses who want to register their interest in the scheme and to learn more about how that can offer placements can email

The Kickstart Scheme aims to create high-quality, six-month work placements for young people and help them develop the skills and experience they need to find work once they have completed the scheme.

The Government will fund 100% of the relevant National Minimum Wage for 25 hours per week, including employer National Insurance and minimum automatic enrolment contributions. In addition, £1,500 per job placement is available to cover set-up costs and work readiness training, such as life skills and employability support.

More information about eligibility for the scheme is available from the Government online here.