DWP: Update on Job Finding Support & Kickstart

DWP / Jobcentre Plus has provided an update on its Job Finding Support Service and the Kickstart placement scheme for 16-24-year-olds.

Job Finding Support Service


DWP wishes to inform stakeholders of the following changes to the Kickstart programme:

  • From 28 January, applications for new Kickstart gateways were closed. Approved gateways can continue to submit applications on behalf of employers for new jobs and employers after this date.
  • From 3 February, the 30 job threshold is being removed so that employers looking to offer any number of jobs can apply directly to the scheme. 

Lines to take for colleagues to use when speaking to employers and gateways have been updated and are published on the DWP intranet. R

More information on these changes is available at the following press notice