AIM and Museums Association working together to support Kickstart scheme

AIM and Museums Association are working together to support the sector in accessing the Kickstart Scheme, a new UK-wide initiative created by the UK government that offers fully-funded 6-month job placements to young people.

The fully-funded placement scheme seeks to help young people currently on Universal Credit and at risk of long-term unemployment develop the skills and experience they need to find work. Funding is available for 100% of the relevant National Minimum Wage for 25 hours a week. In addition, there’s support for initial set up costs per placement, for training and development.

The scheme stipulates that applications must be for a minimum of 30 job placements, anticipated to start from November 2020. Placements must be new jobs and not replace existing or planned vacancies or impact existing employees or contractors employment. Once one 6-month placement has finished another participant can start.

As applications must be for a minimum of 30 job placements, AIM and MA are working together to help museums interested in the scheme, but unable, on their own, to offer that number of placements to find a partner or even form a group of museums that might wish to work together.

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