Kickstart Scheme

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 1st July 2021.

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Photo of Alison McGovern Alison McGovern Shadow Minister (Digital, Culture, Media and Sport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many Kickstart scheme jobs have been (a) approved and (b) started in each nation and region of the UK.

Photo of Mims Davies Mims Davies The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

As of the 16th June there were over 230,000 jobs approved for funding by the Kickstart Scheme. We are unable at present to provide data on the number of approved jobs by region, as at that stage in the process we do not hold information about the exact location of a job, only the head office of the employer.

Over 138,000 jobs have been made available for young people to apply for and over 36,000 young people have started Kickstart jobs. On average more than 500 young people started a Kickstart job a day between 22/04/2021 and 27/05/2021.

Below are tables listing the number of Kickstart jobs which have been offered and started by young people to date by geographical area of Great Britain and work sector. The figures in these tables are correct as of 16/06/2021 and these figures have been rounded according to departmental standards.

Location

Jobs Advertised

Total Jobs Started

East Midlands

9,320

2,060

East of England

11,050

2,520

London

27,020

7,780

North East

5,420

1,650

North West

17,490

4,650

Scotland

10,190

3,090

South East

16,060

3,960

South West

10,240

2,450

Wales

7,820

1,890

West Midlands

12,910

3,170

Yorkshire and The Humber

10,720

2,680

Rounded Totals

138,290

36,000

*These numbers are rounded and so may not match provided totals. Jobs Advertised include 1,000 non-grant funded vacancies and around 900 starts to non-grant funded jobs

Sector

Jobs Advertised

Total Jobs Started

Administration

34,940

9,230

Animal Care

620

290

Beauty & Wellbeing

1,000

280

Business & Finance

4,990

1,260

Computing, Technology & Digital

10,510

3,360

Construction & Trades

4,420

1,210

Creative & Media

10,610

3,760

Delivery & Storage

4,080

1,090

Emergency & Uniform Services

330

40

Engineering & Maintenance

4,970

1,040

Environment & Land

2,550

700

Government Services

450

70

Healthcare

4,470

940

Home Services

1,040

150

Hospitality & Food

12,630

2,320

Law & Legal

310

130

Managerial

930

200

Manufacturing

3,340

990

Retail & Sales

21,390

5,840

Science & Research

690

150

Social Care

3,390

530

Sports & Leisure

3,210

790

Teaching & Education

6,430

1,350

Transport

510

80

Travel & Tourism

480

100

Totals

138,290

36,000

*These numbers are rounded and so may not match provided totals. Jobs Advertised include 1,000 non-grant funded vacancies and around 900 starts to non-grant funded jobs

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