The Kickstart Scheme

Work with Bionow to take on Kickstarters and develop skills within your organisation
Bionow is proud to partner with the Growth Company to help businesses access and benefit from the Government’s new Kickstart scheme – helping to give young people the opportunity to gain vital skills and experience that will boost their employability. 

Kickstart is a high-profile, £2 billion Government initiative delivered in response to the biggest global economic, societal and public health shock for decades. Young people are particularly vulnerable to the scarring effects of long-term unemployment, with many 16-24-year-olds working in some of the hardest-hit sectors, such as hospitality and retail.  

The Government is offering a subsidy to businesses to create new Kickstart job roles, to inject the talents and energies of young people and help firms with their recovery, as well as providing fully funded support for wages, additional support and administration requirements.
The Bionow Kickstart package of support is being powered by the Growth Company, a not-for-profit social enterprise, and includes:  
1.       Being your Gateway Organisation: We can act as your Gateway organisation. If you’re not able to offer the minimum requirement of 30 placements on your own, we can partner you with other organisations in our network to collectively offer this amount.   
2.       On-placement support: We can provide a comprehensive development package for those on placement, taking away your need to organise or deliver this.  
3.       Employment services: We can provide a range of HR and ‘back office’ support to help onboard your new-starters – so you can simply ‘host’ the placement and leave the rest to us.  
If you would like to get involved, visit to find out how we can help you to get started, and learn more about the support we can provide to Kickstarters once they begin their placement with you.  

What are the benefits for me?   
• Access to fresh talent at zero cost 
• Funding to cover training of each Kickstarter 
• Potential to secure the future workforce of your business  
• Enhanced corporate social responsibility  


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