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Wenta partners with Bedfordshire Chamber of Commerce to help local businesses access Kickstart Scheme

Wenta and the Bedfordshire Chamber of Commerce are working in partnership in order to become an 'intermediary' for small businesses in Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and North London to access the Government Kickstart Scheme.

Wenta and the Bedfordshire Chamber of Commerce are working in partnership as an 'intermediary' for small businesses in Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and North London to access the Government Kickstart Scheme. The scheme is the latest business support initiative announced which will provide funding to employers in order to create new job placements for 16 to 24-year-olds. 

The scheme has received recent scrutiny from many small businesses across England due to the strict eligibility criteria set of having to have a large minimum number of jobs available in order to be able to qualify. Through this partnership, Wenta, in collaboration with the Bedfordshire Chamber of Commerce, will break down this barrier for small businesses and enable any SME across Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and North London to be able to access the scheme, regardless of how many placements they will be able to provide.

Want to register your interest in the scheme?
If you're a Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire or North London business, you can now register your interest for this scheme by completing the below application form and we will be in touch with instructions for the next stage once further details have been announced from DWP.  

Before applying, please read the below eligibility requirements.

The Kickstart Scheme job placements must:

  • Be for a period of 6 months
  • Be for at least 25 hours per week (employers can pay for more hours)
  • Be paying at least the National Minimum Wage through PAYE (employers can pay more if they wish to do so)
  • Be paying the statutory employer duties for the health, safety and welfare for young people, National Insurance and pension contributions¬†
  • Include support for young people to help them get work after they finish their Kickstart Scheme job
  • Not replace any existing or planned jobs
  • Not cause existing employees or contractors to lose or reduce their employment
Register your interest in the Kickstart Scheme
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Register your interest in the Kickstart scheme by completing the form below.

Wenta, in partnership with The Hertfordshire Chamber of Commerce and Bedfordshire Chamber of Commerce are supporting the Department for Work & Pensions and the government to help small businesses across Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and North London get involved in the Kickstart Scheme.

Register your interest in this scheme by completing the form below. If you have any questions, please contact parvenabegum@wenta.co.uk.

Kickstart Scheme - Registration of Interest

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