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Kickstart Scheme

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN 137183, tabled on 13 January 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many young people have (a) applied for and (b) started a Kickstart scheme placement in (i) Nottingham, (ii) East Midlands and (iii) the UK.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

20 January 2021

Eligible young people are referred to the Department for Work and Pensions’ Kickstart Scheme by their Work Coach. The Work Coach will work with the young person to find Kickstart jobs that might be a good fit, and they will be able apply for the position.

As of 15/01/21, there has been 6368 applications with potential of hundreds of thousands of roles and 1868 new starts in the UK. We are not yet able to break starts data down below regional level.

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