Kickstart Wraparound is a gateway provider to the Kickstart Scheme, helping businesses employ young people across the country.

Steve Kettle found himself increasingly frustrated with the rising unemployment rates amongst 18 to 24-year olds and felt passionate about providing a solution. Steve experienced first-hand how difficult it was to find work as a young person through his daughter looking for employment during the height of the pandemic.

Steve Kettle

Steve’s extensive connections built from his 12-year-old networking business The Curry Club aided in understanding what business owners needed from the scheme. Through hosting a range of online networking events with panels of experts to help guide businesses through the pandemic, Steve decided to set up Kickstart Wraparound. This was not only to help his members but to provide essential training needed for the Government scheme and get young people back to work.