DWP Kickstart Scheme

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HBF are keen to support our members and their supply chain to access the Kickstart Scheme recently launched by DWP to fund employers to create a new 6-month job placement for young people age 16 – 24 on Universal Credits.  

Funding Available

£1500 upfront payment for set up costs, support and training plus 100% of the relevant national minimum wage, associated National Insurance and employer minimum automatic enrolment contributions for a 25 hour week, per placement for 6 months.

Duration of Scheme

The scheme will run from Nov 2020 to June 2022 – 18 months. Employers can spread the start date of the job placements up until December 2021.

Employability Support

During the placement, each participant should receive employability support to improve their chances of future employment. If you need help providing this resource HBF can help – find out more here


To find out more see brief summary and FAQ's.

HBF is willing to submit and administer a Kickstart application on behalf of our Home Builder members and supply chain as a gateway representative.

To register your interest, download and complete the registration form as soon as possible and return to Skillspartnership@hbf.co.uk.

The Scheme allows for multiple applications during the 18 month period. We will be submitting our first application at the end of November 2020 and will require all employer details by mid-November. If you miss this deadline don’t worry we will keep this page up to date and inform you of any future submissions.

For all other enquiries please contact skillspartnership@hbf.co.uk.

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