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IASME to become a DWP Kickstart Gateway.

Jan 20, 2021 | News and Events

IASME are delighted to announce that they are working with the Department of Work and Pensions to become a Kickstart Gateway. This government funded scheme will provide a 6 months high quality, paid work placement, for young people at the highest risk of long-term unemployment. IASME has successfully launched as a Gateway with 45 placements funded across 15 companies and applications for more placements across other companies are already in the pipeline.

In addition to the employment, each participant will receive cyber security training and help with CV writing skills, to further build their confidence and readiness for the workplace.

As experts in cyber security certification, IASME are well placed to provide this extensive cyber security training package that will improve the chance of these young people going on to find long-term, sustainable work in the future.

IASME are pleased to confirm that the DWP has approved the first grant submission as a  Kickstart gateway which will enable 45 young people currently on Universal Credit to move into paid employment for at least 6 months. Hopefully, many more placements will be approved as the year progresses.  As a business, we help individuals and organisations of all sizes to protect themselves against cyber-attack and we are also passionate about helping people develop the skills needed to embed cyber security into all organisations. Our extensive training package, including an introduction to cyber security, seven modules covering cyber security and information assurance and a Cyber Essentials Assessor course, will give these young people very valuable knowledge and skills that will make them highly employable in any job role.

Emma Philpott MBE – CEO, IASME

The government’s Kickstart Scheme is a £2 billion fund to create hundreds of thousands of high quality 6-month work placements aimed at those aged 16-24 who are on Universal Credit and are deemed to be at risk of long-term unemployment. Funding available for each job will cover 100% of the relevant National Minimum Wage for 25 hours a week, plus the associated employer National Insurance contribution and employer minimum automatic enrolment contributions.

Anyone wanting to find out more about taking on a Kickstart employee in any role, can apply for the grant via our website at Cyber security training is included, whatever the job role of your Kickstart employee.