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Kickstart Scheme

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN 187214, tabled on 26 April 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many eligible young people have been referred to the Kickstart scheme to date.

Answered on

29 April 2021

This answer is a correction from the original answer.

As of 22nd April 2021, our Work Coaches have made over 603,000 referrals to Kickstart jobs. Young people on the Kickstart Scheme can be referred to multiple Kickstart jobs and several young people can be referred to each job.

Once a referral is made, individual employees interview, review and hire young people to placements as they would for other jobs.

Original answer

As of 22nd April 2021, our Work Coaches have referred over 603,000 young people at risk of long-term unemployment to apply for Kickstart job vacancies.

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