What is Kickstart?

As part of the UK government’s Plan for Jobs, employers can receive funding to create new six-month job placements for young people.

The scheme is aimed at 16 to 24-year olds currently on Universal Credit and at risk of long-term unemployment who will be able to access a six-month paid placement for a minimum 25 hours a week. 


For further information visit the Kickstart Scheme website. (Kickstart Scheme – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)


Are you an employer looking to set up Kickstart placements?

As an Investor in Young people,  Verg can help you manage the required wraparound employability support, ensuring we give young people who will most benefit from the scheme,  the best possible chance to succeed.


With numerous years’ experience of working with young people and an extensive network of youth support workers, partners and mentors, we want to collaborate with responsible employers who would like to ensure they offer quality placements. In return we will work with you every step of the way to ensure together we can have the biggest impact on young lives.


Our wraparound support offer

  • CV writing
  • Presentation of skills
  • Interview preparation
  • Transferable workplace skills such as attendance, timekeeping, and teamwork to improve employability
  • One-to-one support as required
  • Action planning

“A Goal without an Action Plan is a Day Dream”

We will communicate with the young person and employer to ensure goals are met addressing any issues. We will devise CV’s, provide job searching techniques and prepare the young person for interview. Plus much more.

Please contact us on 01698 404 021 for further information.