Kickstart Scheme: Leicestershire

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 13th September 2021.

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Photo of Luke Evans Luke Evans Conservative, Bosworth

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the Kickstart scheme in (a) Leicestershire and (b) Bosworth.

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

We are pleased to say that, as of the 8th September, over 69,000 young people have started Kickstart jobs. Over 188,000 jobs have been made available for young people to apply for through the Kickstart Scheme with over 281,000 jobs approved for funding by the Scheme.

Below are tables listing the number of Kickstart jobs which have been made available and started by young people to date by geographical area of Great Britain and work sector. The figures used are correct as of the 8th September and these figures have been rounded according to departmental standards.

We are currently not able to publish a breakdown below the regional and national level although expect to be able to do so in due course, this is because the information is contained across multiple systems and the work to gather and quality assure it would be a disproportionate cost.

From 18/08/2021 to 08/09/2021, over 4,800 jobs were made available each week, and over 2,800 started each week.

Although care is taken when processing and analysing Kickstart applications, referrals and starts, the data collected might be subject to the inaccuracies inherent in any large-scale recording system, which has been developed quickly.

The management information presented here has not been subjected to the usual standard of quality assurance associated with official statistics, but is provided in the interests of transparency. Work is ongoing to improve the quality of information available for the programme.

Location

Jobs Made Available

Total Jobs Started

East Midlands

11,900

4,170

East of England

14,900

4,870

London

38,400

15,170

North East

7,500

3,170

North West

24,000

8,830

Scotland

13,800

6,140

South East

21,700

7,460

South West

14,000

4,660

Wales

10,600

3,390

West Midlands

16,900

6,150

Yorkshire and The Humber

14,600

5,250

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

Sector

Jobs Made Available

Total Jobs Started

Administration

46,900

17,420

Animal Care

1,000

540

Beauty & Wellbeing

1,300

520

Business & Finance

6,700

2,540

Computing Technology & Digital

13,100

6,110

Construction & Trades

5,800

2,200

Creative & Media

14,500

6,980

Delivery & Storage

5,500

1,970

Emergency & Uniform Services

400

160

Engineering & Maintenance

6,200

2,110

Environment & Land

3,500

1,450

Government Services

700

130

Healthcare

5,200

1,530

Home Services

1,400

360

Hospitality & Food

21,100

5,360

Law & Legal

400

210

Managerial

1,100

340

Manufacturing

4,600

1,890

Retail & Sales

29,200

11,370

Science & Research

700

330

Social Care

4,700

1,120

Sports & Leisure

4,300

1,690

Teaching & Education

8,900

2,570

Transport

500

150

Travel & Tourism

600

210

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

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