Member Consultation

Member Consultation Member Consultation

30 September 2020


12:30 - 14:00



Member Consultation on Youth Employment Taskforce - The Kickstart Scheme

Following the first meeting of the CBI’s youth employment taskforce back in July, we are pleased to invite you to a second session focused on the government’s new Kickstart Scheme. The scheme will fund the direct creation of hundreds of thousands of additional 6-month Kickstart roles jobs for young people at risk of long-term unemployment and will also include wider support for participants to improve their longer-term employability. It will give young people the chance to build their confidence and skills in the workplace, and to gain experience that will improve their chances of progressing to find long-term, sustainable work.

We will be keen to explore, in a Chatham House B2B environment with you:

  • What additional jobs your organisation is planning?
  • Your experience of submitting an expression of interest (including securing internal buy-in) and your communication with DWP so far?
  • How you are planning to deliver wraparound support for the ‘Kickstarters’?
  • What support you need to be able to deliver the Kickstart placements effectively?
  • Other concerns or questions you have about the scheme?

We will be joined by members of the CBI People and Skills team who are leading on this area of work:

 CBI Participants:

  •  Alissa Dhaliwal, (Head of Education and Skills, CBI)
  • Alice Grimes, (Senior Policy Adviser, CBI)

Who should join this webex meeting?

We are aiming this session specifically at members who have already submitted an expression of interest to DWP (or are in the process of doing so), and/or are planning to act as an employer intermediary or ‘Kickstart gateway’ organisation.

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Colette Cunningham

Colette Cunningham

Events & Sponsorship Manager - Scotland