...with more than
a little TLC
Let’s keep the local community at the heart of Kickstart!
If, like us, you genuinely care about making Kickstart a brilliant opportunity for your business and young people we’re probably the right Gateway for you. We all know young people need all the help they can get right now.
We're the experts, having led a programme just like Kickstart, creating 8,000 jobs in the last recession.
We know the pitfalls to avoid as well as the life-changing opportunity this can bring. It can also be a kickstart for your business, getting much needed new skills, ideas and energy at a time that’s been unprecedented for us all. Whatever you do, you need to know Kickstart works smoothly. We’re a safe and trusted pair of hands for Liverpool, the North West and beyond.
Make TLC your Gateway to Kickstart in Liverpool and the North West. Together we can boost young people’s chances of getting work and support your business.
TLC is a socially trading organisation. Buy local. Buy social. And make a difference
- Single, local point of contact for you to get the advice you need
- Help with all relevant job information, paperwork, processes
- Advice, from writing a job description, contract of employment to interviews
- Opportunities for you to meet like-minded businesses
- The link between you and the Job Centres
- Support for young people to make a smooth transition in to work
- Mentor skills training for supervisors and managers
- TLC are proposing to agree a £500 allocation per job to each business choosing our support
- Monthly reimbursement of wages
Hear from Jack, one of our Kickstart employers, about Kickstart
Wrap around support provided by TLC
- Preparing for interviews with you and future jobs
- In-house coaches, counsellors, and wellbeing sessions
- Dealing with having your first job, anxiety, settling in
- Know-how advice such as housing, benefits, debt
- Search like a professional for your next job
- Free training opportunities
- TLC newsletter full of opportunities, job vacancies, education, skills building
Two of our young applicants let us know about their Kickstart journey
What kinds of jobs are Kickstart jobs?
- Remember they must be ADDITIONAL and cannot displace another job or vacancy, be a maternity or cover for other absences
- Interesting to and suitable for a young person under the age of 25
- A job that doesn’t require stringent previous experience, training or qualifications
- At least 25 hours per week and last for 6 months
- Duties in line with National Minimum Wage (don’t create a mini chief executive job!)
- Jobs that can be filled by December 2021
- Great examples of roles, learning from previous jobs we’ve helped create
- Social media
- Website, newsletters, communications
- Environmental improvements
- Caretakers and maintenance
- Data inputting
- Youth engagement ambassadors
- Digital Events
- Café Assistant
- Digital Engagement
- Customer engagement and support
- Copy writers
- Gallery / theatre technicians
To find out how your business can be approved to employ someone through Kickstart email email@example.com to request a chat or simply complete the short information template below to start the process, we’ll be in touch!
Employers have until 17 December 2021 to apply to join Kickstart and we cannot guarantee that you will be approved, or that we can accept you in to our Gateway. Completing this form means we will contact you, arrange a chat, and advise you. The deadline to ensure we have time to fulfil our checks and process your application, the latest you can submit an application to TLC is 6th December. If you are already in our Gateway, please contact the Team immediately for advice about more jobs.
To attend our regular online briefings to find out more please check our latest page for dates