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Kickstart Scheme

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN 169973, tabled on 16 March 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many employment roles have been created by the kickstart scheme to this date; and how many and what proportion of those roles have been in the technology sector.

Answered on

18 March 2021

Over 150,000 job placements have been approved for the Kickstart scheme. Over 50,000 vacancies have been made available for young people, so far over 6,000 job placements have started.

Over 4,000 of the vacancies are in the technology sector.

Although care is taken when processing and analysing Kickstart applications, referrals and starts, the data collected might be subject to the inaccuracies inherent in any large-scale recording system which has been developed quickly. The management information presented here has not been subjected to the usual standard of quality assurance associated with official statistics, but is provided in the interests of transparency.