Member Consultation

Member Consultation Member Consultation

13 November 2020


09:00 - 10:30



Member Consultation on The Kickstart Scheme

We are pleased to invite you to join us for a Webex on the Kickstart Scheme to hear the latest update, as well as giving you the opportunity to feed your views and experience directly into government. The CBI has been in close contact with the Department for Work and Pensions on the scheme and we’re pleased that Mims Davies MP (Employment Minister), alongside other Department for Work and Pensions colleagues will be joining the session to provide an update and field your questions.

We will be keen to explore the following questions, in a Chatham House B2B environment:

  • What does the latest guidance mean for your businesses engagement with the scheme?
  • What is the key information you need to know to commit to the scheme?
  • How will the latest restrictions impact your engagement with ‘Kickstart’?
  • What are 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:

  • Matthew Percival (Director of People and Skills, CBI)
  • Alissa Dhaliwal (Head of Education and Skills, CBI)
  • Nic Trower (Senior Policy Adviser, CBI)

This is an open session for anybody interested in or participating in the Kickstart Scheme.

The scheme, which was first announced back in July, will fund the direct creation of hundreds of thousands of additional 6-month Kickstart roles 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. For those looking for further information on the scheme, you can find our FAQ doc here.

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Colette Cunningham

Colette Cunningham

Events & Sponsorship Manager - Scotland