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Kickstart Scheme

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN 32513, tabled on 13 July 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will publish all data her Department holds at a (a) national, (b) regional and (c) local authority level on (i) total jobs started as a result of and (ii) jobs advertised as part of the Kickstart Scheme since that scheme began.

Answered on

19 July 2021

As of the 7th July Approximately 148,000 jobs have been made available for young people to apply for through the Kickstart Scheme and over 44,000 young people have started Kickstart jobs. There were also over 247,000 jobs approved for funding by the Scheme.

Below are tables listing the number of Kickstart jobs which have been made available and started by young people to date by geographical area of Great Britain and work sector. The figures used are correct as of the 7th July and these figures have been rounded according to departmental standards.

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.

Location

Jobs Made Available

Total Jobs Started

East Midlands

9,920

2,570

East of England

11,640

3,100

London

28,750

9,710

North East

5,730

2,030

North West

19,140

5,570

Scotland

10,740

3,830

South East

17,240

4,780

South West

11,030

3000

Wales

8,380

2,260

West Midlands

13,880

3,390

Yorkshire and The Humber

11,530

3,280

*These numbers are rounded and so may not match provided totals. Jobs Made Available include 1,000 non-grant funded vacancies and around 900 starts to non-grant funded jobs

Sector

Jobs Made Available

Total Jobs Started

Administration

37,290

11,390

Animal Care

650

370

Beauty & Wellbeing

1,090

350

Business & Finance

5,350

1,580

Computing, Technology & Digital

11,000

4,060

Construction & Trades

4,520

1,450

Creative & Media

11,230

4,510

Delivery & Storage

4,450

1,310

Emergency & Uniform Services

290

80

Engineering & Maintenance

5,210

1,300

Environment & Land

2,760

870

Government Services

550

80

Healthcare

4,480

1,060

Home Services

1,130

210

Hospitality & Food

14,280

3,060

Law & Legal

330

150

Managerial

950

250

Manufacturing

3,520

1,220

Retail & Sales

22,620

7,040

Science & Research

690

190

Social Care

3,660

690

Sports & Leisure

3,580

970

Teaching & Education

7,240

1,620

Transport

550

90

Travel & Tourism

480

140

*These numbers are rounded and so may not match provided totals. Jobs Made Available include 1,000 non-grant funded vacancies and around 900 starts to non-grant funded jobs

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