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Kickstart Scheme

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN 71418, tabled on 8 November 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many kickstart scheme placements have been (a) approved, (b) advertised and (c) started by young people by (i) nation (ii) region and (iii) sector, and if she will make a statement.

Answered on

15 November 2021

As of the 9th November, over 306,000 jobs have been approved for funding and over 100,000 young people have started a Kickstart job. Over 217,000 jobs have been advertised and made available for young people to apply to through 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 9th November and these figures have been rounded according to departmental standards.

Jobs made available and starts quoted here include some unfunded Kickstart jobs. Over time, some previously approved jobs have been removed where the employer chose not to follow up the application. Included in the Great Britain total are a small number of jobs made available (less than 100 in total) that have an unrecorded job location. Data on approved jobs is taken from a snapshot of the Kickstart system at a point in time. This figure can be affected by retrospective changes resulting from applications being rescinded.

The number of approved jobs is defined as the number of jobs associated with approved applications recorded on the Kickstart application system on the date above. This total excludes approved jobs that have been withdrawn from the Kickstart Scheme by agreement with employers and gateways.

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.

Table 1- Kickstart jobs made available and started by location.

Location

Jobs Made Available

Cumulative Jobs Started

East Midlands

13,230

6,180

East of England

17,210

7,090

London

47,750

21,550

North East

8,940

4,770

North West

27,110

12,760

Scotland

16,110

8,640

South East

24,380

10,900

South West

15,030

6,370

Wales

11,100

4,850

West Midlands

19,420

9,330

Yorkshire and The Humber

17,270

8,040

Other

80

20

*These numbers are rounded and so may not match provided totals.

Table 2- Kickstart jobs made available and started by sector.

Sector

Jobs Made Available

Cumulative Jobs Started

Administration

53,550

25,060

Animal Care

1,250

790

Beauty & Wellbeing

1,600

800

Business & Finance

7,930

3,700

Computing Technology & Digital

15,130

8,230

Construction & Trades

6,460

3,100

Creative & Media

17,780

10,000

Delivery & Storage

6,150

2,840

Emergency & Uniform Services

520

220

Engineering & Maintenance

6,660

3,070

Environment & Land

4,020

1,980

Government Services

790

300

Healthcare

6,680

2,110

Home Services

1,560

530

Hospitality & Food

25,390

8,380

Law & Legal

490

320

Managerial

1,050

460

Manufacturing

5,890

2,670

Retail & Sales

32,390

16,740

Science & Research

850

500

Social Care

4,610

1,630

Sports & Leisure

5,180

2,460

Teaching & Education

10,280

4,010

Transport

750

210

Travel & Tourism

700

290

*These numbers are rounded and so may not match provided totals.