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Kickstart Scheme – Job Placements

by Adam Howarth, Editor
Kickstart Scheme

Firstly, you can use the Kickstart Scheme to create new six-month job placements for young people on Universal Credit and at risk of long-term unemployment.

Job Placement Kickstart Scheme

The placements are open to those aged between 16 to 24, claiming Universal Credit and at risk of long-term unemployment. They will be available across different sectors in England, Scotland and also Wales.

Employers will receive funding for 100% of the relevant National Minimum Wage for 25 hours a week. Additionally, they qualify for associated employer National Insurance contributions and employer minimum auto-enrolment pension contributions.

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The Welsh Government consists of:

They are supported by civil servants who work across devolved areas. These include key areas of public life such as health, education and the environment.

The Welsh Government are also working to help improve the lives of people in Wales and to make our nation a better place in which to live and work in.

Moreover, the Welsh Government Board provides collective leadership to the organisation as a whole.

Their responsibilities include:

  • education
  • health
  • local government
  • transport
  • planning
  • economic development
  • social services
  • culture
  • Welsh language
  • environment
  • agriculture and rural affairs


  • make decisions on matters regarding these areas, for Wales as a whole
  • develop policies and implement them
  • propose Welsh laws (Senedd bills)

Finally, thank you for reading ‘Job Placements Kickstart Scheme’. For more news from the Welsh Government, click here.

For further information, visit the gov.uk website.

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