Capable Consultants granted Kickstart Scheme Gateway status

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Capable Consultants MD Kevin Robson is managing his company’s Kickstart Scheme Gateway.

Capable Consultants (CCL) has been selected to be one of the 100 or so UK Gateways for the government’s Kickstart Scheme for jobs.

The Kickstart Scheme provides funding to create new job placements for 16 to 24 year olds on Universal Credit who are at risk of long term unemployment, estimated at half a million currently.

CCL is opening its Gateway to any catering equipment businesses with up to 29 jobs on offer. The consultancy firm asked specifically to be a Gateway for the catering equipment industry, but its licence is for any job in any sector, anywhere in England, Scotland and Wales. CCL MD Kevin Robson will be managing the process.

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To make use of the scheme, catering equipment companies need to send their vacancy to CCL, which will then send it on to the government to process. This enables those with fewer than 30 jobs to offer, to receive the benefits.

Each Kickstart youngster a firm takes on qualifies the business to receive a £1,500 thank you from the government, which it receives shortly after new joiner starts. The government will pay the young person’s wages up to and including 25 hours per week at national minimum wages, as well as their national insurance and pension.

There is no charge for sector companies to use the scheme via Capable Consultants. The company is already in the process of putting through its first 70 jobs.

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Clare Nicholls

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  1. A serious administrative undertaking, I wish you all the best in delivering this. We have had clients who have struggled with our local chamber bundling up such resources and delivering in line with expectations. With many delays seemingly coming from the Government side of the process.

    Good luck with this, it is certainly a scheme the industry could utilise, coming into January allowing those in fortunate tiers to actually kick on once again.

    Good luck from all at Akcela.

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