Kickstart for Sustainability in Tertiary Education

24th September 2020

​Change Agents UK and SOS-UK, supported by the EAUC, offer a supported Kickstart scheme designed for colleges and universities.

The Government Kickstart Scheme will fund hundreds of thousands of high quality 6 month work placements for young people deemed to be at risk of long term unemployment.

We believe this is an excellent opportunity to support the creation of meaningful work placements that could be transformative for young people - and will help organisations to increase diversity and bring fresh ideas in these challenging times. We have worked with the tertiary education sector for many years and bring their combined experience to this scheme to create opportunities for young people to learn about and support sustainability in the sector.

Kickstart roles in Higher and Further Education could include work supporting student and staff engagement programmes, communications and social media work or helping engaged students with campaigns and initiatives.

The government scheme will cover 100% of the National Minimum Wage for 25 hours a week, plus employer National Insurance contributions and employer minimum automatic enrolment contributions.

Participating organisations must be able to demonstrate a commitment to suitable training; to fulfil this key requirement, Change Agents UK & SOS-UK will provide a comprehensive training and support scheme using the government funding available for each Kickstart placement.

Full details are in the regarding the Training & Support available is available here
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