Stirling, Falkirk and Clackmannanshire Councils’ have collaborated as a Kick Start Representative (or Intermediary) through which Forth Valley Businesses can apply to host Kick Start work placements.

The Kick Start Scheme has been created to provide new 6-month paid work placements (fully funded) for young people who are currently on Universal Credit and at risk of long-term unemployment. Part of the Kick Start delivery involves ongoing employability support and we will work with businesses to identify the right approach for both the individual young person and host business.

I have attached a template and we ask that businesses interested in hosting a kick start placement complete and return to the E-mail associated with their local authority area – details are on the attached application template – as soon as possible.

Kind regards


Gordon Wright

Senior Officer – Employer Engagement

Learning & Employability

Stirling Council

07900 930595

01786 233977

Kickstart Business Guidance and application template (002)