Get SET Academy is an approved Kickstart Gateway Provider. The scheme provides funding to employers, to create new job placements for 16-24-year-olds on Universal Credit who are at risk of long-term unemployment.

What does it cover?

Employers of all sizes can apply for funding which covers:


  • 100% of the National Minimum Wage (or the National Living Wage depending on the age of the participant) for 25 hours per week for a total of 6 months
  • Associated employer National Insurance contributions
  • Employer minimum automatic enrolment contributions


Employers can spread the start date of the job placements up until the end of December 2021.


Any organisation can apply for the funding, no matter the size, as long as the jobs that are being created are new. They can’t replace existing or planned vacancies, nor can they cause existing employees or contractors to lose their employment.

The roles that you create must:


  • Be a minimum of 25 hours per week, for six months
  • Be paid at least the National Minimum Wage for their age group
  • Not require people to undertake extensive training before they begin the job placement.


Each application should outline how the placement will develop the participant’s skills and experience, including:


  • Support to look for long-term work, including career advice and setting goals
  • Support with CV and interview preparations
  • Support for the participant with basic skills, such as attendance, timekeeping and teamwork


Once the placement has been created, it can be taken by someone else once the first applicant has completed their first six-month term.

To apply or view current vacancies, or to learn more, please click on the links below: