Kickstart Scheme

We are a government approved Kickstart gateway organisation!

Click here to apply for Kickstart Scheme funding for your organisation. We work with employers of all sizes and across all sectors - nationwide. 

You can receive up to £1,500 per job placement for set up costs and 6 months' worth of salary (at national minimum wage for a maximum of 25 hours per week).

About the Kickstart Scheme

The Kickstart Scheme provides funding to employers to create job placements for 16 to 24 year olds. The government has introduced a new Kickstart Scheme in Great Britain, a £2 billion fund to create hundreds of thousands of high quality 6-month work placements aimed at those aged 16 to 24 who are on Universal Credit and are deemed to be at risk of long term unemployment.

Funding available for each job will cover 100% of the relevant National Minimum Wage for 25 hours a week, plus the associated employer National Insurance contributions and employer minimum automatic enrolment contributions. There is also £1,500 per job placement available for setup costs, support and training.

The job placements should support the participants to develop the skills and experience they need to find work after completing the scheme.

For further information, please click here to read the government's Kickstart Scheme Employer Guide.

If you would like to hire a "Kickstarter", please click here to start the process.


How We Can Help

LMP Education is a government approved gateway and will be the representative that ensures employers are compliant with the Kickstart Scheme funding rules and regulations. We will also make sure you receive the funding in a timely manner.

Our aim will be to support you and your “Kickstarter” to ensure you make the most from this fantastic initiative. We have a lot of experience in working with both employers and young people, and arranging further training support through apprenticeships.

Please note that the Kickstart Scheme is not an apprenticeship, but participants may move on to an apprenticeship at any time during, or after their job placement.

Please complete this form to book your “Kickstarter”.

For further information, please email

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By hiring a "Kickstarter"

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the next generation.

Why Choose LMP Education?

We are a government approved Kickstart Scheme gateway organisation and have already secured funding for 100+ placements. 

We provide an option to pass on the full £1,500 in set up costs to each employer. 

We have a lot of experience in working with employers that are taking on young people for the first time (usually for an apprenticeship). 

We have a lot of experience in managing direct government funding contracts, and in passing on funding to employers.  We have the administrative back-office function, as well as the necessary systems and processes to manage this.

We are a national apprenticeship training provider that was recently graded “good” by Ofsted.  We therefore can deliver apprenticeship training to your “Kickstarters” when the time is right.  We will support you and your “Kickstarters” to progress into apprentices (if that’s what you would like to do). 

We work across all sectors. Our expertise is in funding, administration and in supporting young people into employment.

We will be holding monthly careers guidance and support webinars for all of your “Kickstarters”.

Please complete this form to book your “Kickstarter”.

Interested in starting your career?

If you or someone you know would like to apply for a Kickstart opportunity, you can only do this if you are on universal credit. Please contact your local job centre for more information.  We do however have lots of Traineeship and Apprenticeship opportunities. 

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