Kickstart Scheme

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 18th May 2022.

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Photo of Nicholas Fletcher Nicholas Fletcher Conservative, Don Valley

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many Kickstart scheme placements have been (a) approved, (b) advertised and (c) started by young people in each (i) sector, (ii) region and (iii) nation as of 11 May 2022.

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

The most recent data available is for the 8 May 2022. At that point over 162,600 Kickstart jobs had been started by young people. The last Kickstart jobs were started by young people on 31 March 2022, and we expect the number of starts to increase further as employers report commencement of employment.

We have previously published the number of jobs approved and advertised as of 31 January 2022, here. At that point, over 235,000 jobs had been advertised and over 305,000 had been approved. Kickstart has now closed to employer applications and, as of March 2022, all approved jobs proceeding to the advertisement stage, have been advertised. As such, these totals will not increase further.

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 8 May 2022 and these figures have been rounded according to departmental standards.

Jobs made available (advertised) and job starts quoted here include some unfunded Kickstart jobs. Also included in the Great Britain total are a small number of jobs made available (less than 100 in total) that have an unrecorded job location.

The number of approved jobs is defined as the number of jobs associated with approved applications recorded on the Kickstart application system on the date above. This total excludes approved jobs that have been withdrawn from the Kickstart Scheme by agreement with employers and gateways. This is generally because, over time, some previously approved jobs were removed where the employer chose not to follow up the application.

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.

Table 1: Number of Kickstart total available jobs and job starts, Great Britain, by nation and region (figures rounded to nearest 100*)

Total jobs made available

Total jobs started

Region / Nation Split

(DATA RETAINED FROM 31/01/22)

(DATA EFFECTIVE 08/05/22)

Total, Great Britain

235,000

162,600

England

204,000

140,200

East Midlands

14,000

10,300

East of England

18,000

11,800

London

51,000

32,800

North East

11,000

8,100

North West

30,000

20,600

South East

26,000

17,300

South West

14,000

9,800

West Midlands

21,000

15,800

Yorkshire and The Humber

19,000

13,700

Scotland

19,000

14,300

Wales

12,000

8,000

Table 2: Number of Kickstart total available jobs and job starts, Great Britain, by Sector (figures rounded to the nearest 10*)

Sector Split

Total jobs made available

Total jobs started

(DATA RETAINED FROM 31/01/22)

(DATA EFFECTIVE 08/05/22)

Administration

57,350

40,000

Animal Care

1,610

1,330

Beauty & Wellbeing

1,720

1,320

Business & Finance

8,500

5,930

Computing Technology & Digital

15,840

12,360

Construction & Trades

7,230

5,190

Creative & Media

20,990

16,730

Delivery & Storage

6,380

4,430

Emergency & Uniform Services

520

360

Engineering & Maintenance

7,080

4,900

Environment & Land

4,620

3,450

Government Services

1,000

710

Healthcare

6,140

3,460

Home Services

1,560

900

Hospitality & Food

26,380

14,060

Law & Legal

650

520

Managerial

960

660

Manufacturing

6,430

4,400

Retail & Sales

34,970

26,450

Science & Research

990

790

Social Care

4,740

2,640

Sports & Leisure

5,920

4,170

Teaching & Education

11,000

6,800

Transport

900

460

Travel & Tourism

1,110

580

* Due to rounding, sum of figures may not match declared total

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