Kickstart Scheme

  • Kickstart your business

  • Support your community

  • Hire staff for FREE!

We make the government’s Kickstart scheme simple for employers:
  • Bid for & secure funding
  • Take care of the administration
  • Advertise your placements
  • Help recruit the right young person
  • Deliver mandatory employability training
  • Mentor your young person
  • Support you & your business throughout

Appoint Consulting is an approved, national government Gateway provider for the Kickstart scheme. 

We help employers to secure Kickstart funding, find the right Kickstart candidate, deliver mandatory employability training and support the young person whilst they work though their 6-month Kickstart  job placement.

What is the Kickstart Scheme?

The Kickstart Scheme is funded by a £2 billion government investment which aims to create thousands of high quality job placements for young people.

This is a fantastic opportunity which helps young people aged 16-24 gain valuable work experience with employers of all sizes. 

As part of the Kickstart Scheme, the government will fund all associated costs including, wages at national minimum wage for 25 hours per week, NI contributions and minimum auto enrolment contributions.  There is also a start up grant to help with onboarding costs!

Aimed at young people currently on Universal Credit and at risk of long-term unemployment, the scheme supports businesses to create new jobs at zero cost. 

Why choose Appoint Consulting?

Our Process

We have streamlined the Kickstart Scheme application process to remove all of the painful points. As your Gateway, we support you every step of the way, making your experience simple, quick and easy.
We support our employers and our young people throughout the Kickstart journey. So you can concentrate on your business.


The government covers 100% of the costs associated with your Kickstarter and supports you with additional funding to cover onboarding. Contact a member of our Kickstart Team today for more details.


Appoint Consulting manages your application from start to finish and covers all of the government requirements. Once you have registered with us your application stands the best chance of succeeding.

Apply Today

To submit your application, you will need the following:

Your Companies House reference number or Charity Commission number

Your Organisation address and contact details.

Details of the job placements and their location.

Supporting information about how the job placements are new jobs.