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Kickstart Scheme

Kickstart Scheme information

Find out more information by visiting the national Kickstart Scheme website

Support from Jobcentre Plus

Talk to your work coach to find out more about local Kickstart placement opportunities and for help to apply.

Speak to a careers advisor​

Call the National Careers Service on 0800 100 900 for help to identify skills that could be useful in a range of different roles.

Give feedback, get a £20 Love to Shop voucher

DWP would like to get feedback from people who are applying for or recently offered a Kickstart Job placement.

We want to find out more about your experience and how it could be improved in the future and we'll give you a £20 Love to Shop voucher in return.

By completing this short survey, you are letting us know you are happy for us to contact you to arrange to arrange a 1-2-1 feedback session.

Closes 1st Nov 2021

What is the Kickstart Scheme? How do I find a Kickstart placement? 


Are you a young person aged between 16 and 24? 

Are you on universal credit?

The Kickstart Scheme is a 6-month paid job placement with a local employer, funded by the Government. It provides a fully funded opportunity for you to get experience of working in a local business and gain access to skills.

These high-quality placements will give you the best chance of getting on and getting a job.

Placements available now! Get in touch with your Work Coach to find out more!


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