New funding opportunities for skills training and the Kickstart scheme

2 Sep 2020

FREE webinar: 2 September, 12:15 – 1:00pm

This free lunchtime webinar will clarify the recent government funding schemes aimed at providing workplace opportunities for young people, as well as bringing new skills into your business.

The government’s ‘plan for jobs’ has seen a wide range of additional funding opportunities announced. These are aimed at encouraging businesses to provide new routes for young people into employment, as well as upskill existing employees.

To help you understand what might be right for your business and the process involved, we have partnered with the Education, Skills and Funding Agency (ESFA) to discuss the opportunities in more detail and answer any questions that you may have.

During the free 45-minute webinar, you will learn:

  • what additional funding is available for apprenticeships, T Levels and traineeships
  • the process involved and how these schemes could benefit your business
  • what the Kickstart scheme from the DWP involves and the process for offering placements


The webinar will be hosted on Zoom. Please register your attendance on Eventbrite, and the link to join the event and instructions will be provided.

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This webinar is delivered in partnership with Make it York and North Yorkshire County Council.


Victoria Dixon

Victoria’s role in the Department for Education is to support the development of the Government’s Technical Education Agenda. Victoria works to ensure that the skills offer meets current and future business demand.

Her aim is to engage businesses and provide them with opportunities to grow, but also to gain vital business feedback to ensure the policies and qualifications on offer meet the needs of industry. Victoria brings a new perspective to the skills landscape following her transfer from HMRC to the Department for Education in October 2018.