October 15, 2020 05:16 PM



Kickstart Gateway for Local Businesses and Charities 


The Government's Kickstart Scheme aims to create placements for 16-24 year olds, who are currently receiving Universal Credit to work 25 hours a week over a 6 month period. This post will be funded completely by the Government, this includes employer National Insurance contributions and automatic enrolment contributions. The National Minimum Wage rate will be paid to young people based on their age entitlement. 

The great news is that this opportunity is open to all organisations within the voluntary and private sectors regardless of size. Kickstart is giving young people the opportunity to get their careers started, and gain valuable experience as part of that career journey. 

CommUNITY Barnet has been appointed by the Government as a Gateway, this means we will act as an intermediary for companies and organisations to group together their placement requests and submit the required 30 placements per submission to the Government porthole.  


How to Register

You can register with CommUNITY Barnet by clicking the button below to complete the registration form:



To help you prepare, here is a word document detailing the information you will be required to supply. Please do not submit your application on this word document as we will not be able to accept it, this is merely a guide. 

Please ensure you have all the information together and to-hand as it is not possible to return to the form once you have submitted your information.

CommUNITY Barnet will be submitting applications on a monthly basis, the first deadline for organisations to submit their roles to us is Wednesday 28 October 2020 

We will confirm the November submission date shortly. Employers can spread the start date of the job placements up until the end of December 2021.


Frequently Asked Questions and Top Tips


Answers to your FAQs can be found here


Top tips for writing your application 

The job placements created with Kickstart funding must be new jobs.


They must not:

  • replace existing or planned vacancies
  • cause existing employees or contractors to lose or reduce their employment

The roles you are applying for must be:

  • a minimum of 25 hours per week, for 6 months
  • paid at least the National Minimum Wage for their age group
  • should not require people to undertake extensive training before they begin the job placement

All applications should include how you will help the participants to develop their skills and experience with:

  • support to look for long-term work
  • support with CV and interview preparation
  • training to develop their skills, such as teamwork, organisation, and communications as part of the role
  • Roles can be home-based

If you have any further questions please contact us at kickstarter@communitybarnet.org.uk




The Kickstart Scheme on YouTube

A guide for employers

Kickstart job help

*Please note this is a chargeable service.