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Kickstart Q&A Sessions for VCSEs and Businesses in Trafford – Find Out More

Kickstart Q&A

The Kickstart Scheme is a fantastic opportunity for businesses to boost their productivity while providing employment for a generation of talented young people who might otherwise be at risk of long term unemployment due to the challenges posed by the COVID-19 crisis.

The aim of the £2 billion fund is to create hundreds of high quality 6-month work placements aimed at those aged 16 to 24 who are on Universal Credit. So far, more than 360,000 applications have been received and processed nationally and the scheme is open to all employers, regardless of size and sector, until 31st December 2021.

Want to know more then why not join the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), Trafford Council along with other Greater Manchester Gateway organisations including The Growth Company, Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce and local business Hidden Treasure Discovery Centre CIC to find out more about how your business could benefit from the Kickstart scheme.

Following the success of the first session we have taken the decision to host a further 2 sessions for businesses interested in knowing more about Kickstart or have any specific questions about the scheme. The sessions will take place on:
• Tuesday 9th March 2021 at 10:00am – 11:00am
• Wednesday 24th March 2021 at 11:00am – 12:00pm

At the sessions we will cover –
• What is Kickstart?
• Update from DWP on any recent changes / updates to the scheme
• What is a Gateway Organisation?
• Hear from each of the Kickstart Gateways
• The link between Kickstart and Apprenticeship
• Q&A – A chance for you to ask any questions you may have about Kickstart

To register to attend one of the sessions please email with your day preference and an invitation to join the meeting will be sent to confirm attendance.

February 24, 2021