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Kickstart Scheme

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN HL457, tabled on 20 May 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government in which sectors Kickstart placements have been created; and how many Kickstart placements have been (1) created, and (2) filled, in each sector.

Answered on

4 June 2021

As of the 27th May 2021, over 133,000 jobs have been made available for young people to apply for through the Department for Work and Pensions’ (DWP) Kickstart Scheme. This includes over 29,000 jobs started by young people.

There have been over 219,000 jobs approved for funding through the scheme.

The tables below show figures split by job sector (rather than the sector of the employer), the data has been rounded according to DWP statistical rounding convention.

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. Work is ongoing to improve the quality of information available for the programme.

Sector

Jobs Made Available

Total Jobs Started

Administration

33,630

7,480

Animal Care

600

240

Beauty & Wellbeing

930

230

Business & Finance

4,830

1,000

Computing, Technology & Digital

10,050

2,770

Construction & Trades

4,360

990

Creative & Media

10,040

3,070

Delivery & Storage

4,020

870

Emergency & Uniform Services

320

20

Engineering & Maintenance

4,740

780

Environment & Land

2,500

540

Government Services

310

50

Healthcare

4,800

800

Home Services

1,000

120

Hospitality & Food

11,140

1,760

Law & Legal

320

110

Managerial

930

170

Manufacturing

3,250

800

Retail & Sales

21,720

4,910

Science & Research

630

130

Social Care

3,270

400

Sports & Leisure

3,020

640

Teaching & Education

5,760

1,110

Transport

450

60

Travel & Tourism

500

80

Figures may not add up to provided totals due to rounding. 1,000 non-grant funded jobs are included in Jobs Advertised but not included under Jobs Started. Total jobs started includes those which have been completed or ended early.