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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.

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 should be available from November 2020.

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