Employer Expression of Interest Form for Kickstart Scheme

Sheffield Chamber of Commerce, Sheffield Digital and the Sheffield Social Enterprise Network recently joined up with Sheffield City Council, Sheffield Hallam University and other partners across the city to help smaller businesses, social enterprises and organisations get young people into work.

The government recently announced the £2bn Kickstart scheme that is designed to create hundreds of thousands of 6-month work placements. The placements are aimed at those aged 16 to 24 who are on Universal Credit and are considered at risk of long-term unemployment. The scheme is open to any young person looking to get a work placement, including graduates.

Large companies who plan to create more than 30 work placements can access the funding directly but smaller companies with fewer positions need to use an intermediary organisation to make a funding application. In a first of its kind in the country, business groups in the city have joined up in partnership with the Council to give small businesses a single gateway to access this funding.

Smaller employers (those creating fewer than 30 placements) can lodge their interest in the Kickstart Scheme by registering via the form below

Expression of Interest Form

Employers can register their interest in Kickstart at the following link:


How your information will be used

The information shared on this form will be held by Sheffield City Council, shared with The Sheffield Chamber of Commerce and ]used for employer recruitment to the Kickstart programme and for evaluation purposes.

Personal details provided below will form part of the application to DWP for a Kickstart vacancy should you wish to proceed with one but we will not be share these full details with third party organisations without your permission.

A summary of information collected will be shared with Sheffield Partnership for Jobs and Skills organisations but it will shared in a way that does not identify individual people or organisations.