eBay are teaming up with the Federation of Small Businesses and Adecco Working Ventures to support up to 1,000 eligible small businesses in providing new work placements by participating in the Government’s £2bn Kickstart Scheme which will play a key role in rebuilding the UK's economy and supporting young people into sustainable employment.
What is the Kickstart Scheme?
The Kickstart Scheme was announced in July as part of the Chancellor’s Plan for Jobs. The scheme aims to create thousands of high-quality six-month work placements for young people aged 16 to 24 who are claiming Universal Credit and are at risk of long-term unemployment.
Under the scheme, the Government will cover 100 per cent of employment costs for 25 hours a week. This includes the employee's salary at the appropriate minimum wage for their age, as well as National Insurance and pension contributions.
The National Federation of Self Employed & Small Businesses Limited’s (“FSB”) and Adecco Working Ventures have partnered to allow small businesses to pool their vacancies, allowing them to access the scheme no matter how many opportunities they can offer rather than the 30 needed to apply for the scheme directly.
For further details, as well as eligibility criteria to participate in the scheme, please see FSB's website here and the GOV.UK website here.
To help promote the Kickstart scheme, eBay will be offering a total of £500 in fee credits for up to 1,000 eligible eBay small businesses who register via FSB’s online portal (see below). We will also be providing digital skills training in online retail for young people who find work placements under the scheme. Details of our full terms and conditions for this offer can be found here.
How do I apply?
To apply, simply visit FSB's portal.
Watch an overview of the scheme
Download the Employer Guide