Kickstart Scheme

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 4th February 2022.

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Photo of Jon Ashworth Jon Ashworth Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many vacancies had been submitted to Kickstart by employers as of 31 January 2022.

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

As of the 31st January 2022, over 235,000 jobs have been made available for young people to apply to through the scheme. We are still processing the final vacancies submitted by prospective employers by the 31st January deadline.

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.

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