PAG’s Kickstart Journey

Lily Mitchell COVID-19, Governance, Schools

PAG's Kickstart Journey: Our Progress Thus Far


Seven weeks ago, Premier Advisory Group was approved by the DWP as a Kickstart Gateway. Since then, we have been working tirelessly to introduce this fantastic initiative to the wider education sector, within which we had long identified a need for extra support based on a clear understanding of the sector’s needs. 

To date, we have received just short of 400 requests for employees via Kickstart and have helped dozens of clients submit their grant requests to the DWP. At time of writing, we have a 100% approval rate. 

The enthusiasm for this scheme across the sector shows no signs of diminishing judging from the number of applications and queries we receive daily, a huge positive for both employers and young people employed through the Kickstart Scheme. Interest has indeed been high outside of the immediate school sector and we see demand from both the university and charity sector for our services.

Our Kickstart webinars have proven very popular as a platform to share information about the scheme from organisations looking to apply. We run these regularly, if you are interested in attending, please sign up here. 

We are thrilled to have come so far and hope to reach many more schools and organisations with what we believe to be a very impactful government initiative for all involved. If you are interested in following our Kickstart journey, regular updates will be provided on Linkedin. Please click the link here to express your interest in the scheme if you haven’t already!

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