Social Enterprise Kent supporting business in Kent

Kickstart Kent is a Gateway service for businesses and social enterprises in Kent and Medway that want to get involved in the Kickstart Scheme, but are unable to offer 30+ kickstart placements directly.

Our support involves:

+ Bringing businesses together to create the minimum 30 Kickstart placements per application. We can also provide advice and guidance along the way.

+ Liaising with Jobcentre Plus to support the pipeline of young people for interview.

+ Providing and managing tailored wraparound support for the young people you select to work with you.

The programme is open to all businesses that have are registered with Companies House or the Charity Commission. Your eligibility for the scheme will be checked once you pledge your support.

Social Enterprise Kent is a Community Interest Company (CIC), registered with, and regulated by, the CIC Regulator. This means that all of our operational activities are guided by a commitment to maximising our positive social impact in our target market – local people, communities and businesses.

We have been in operation for over 30 years, with the overarching vision of “Improving Lives, Supporting Communities”. There are four pillars of Social Enterprise Kent: Education and TrainingSocial Enterprise SupportCommunity Support, and Employment Support.

As a social enterprise, we’re all about making a positive social impact in communities, including individuals and businesses.

Find out more here.

Meet the Kickstart Kent Team

Emma Woodward

Director of Employability at Social Enterprise Kent

Billy Hart

Employability Trainer at Social Enterprise Kent

Gina English

Finance & Placement Coordinator at Social Enterprise Kent