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Kickstart Eligibility








What is the Kickstart scheme?

The Kickstart scheme is an amazing opportunity for 16-24 year olds on Universal Credit to get paid work experience for six months. On this site, you will see opportunities at some of the UK's most exciting organisations within the charity and not for profit sectors, as well as other business for good initiatives. 

Who can apply?

  • Those that are 16 to 24 years old
  • Those currently accepting Universal Credit 

Why apply for a Kickstart Placement?

This is the perfect opportunity to gain skills and experience, 'kickstarting' your career in the charity or not for profit sectors. In addition to exposure to these rewarding areas, you will be fully paid for your work and receive employability support throughout to ensure you are in a great position to secure your desired job in the future. 

How to apply

Search for live vacancies below and if you are interested in any of the roles, please follow the instructions on the relevant job ad. You can also sign up for job alerts as new opportunities are frequently added to the board.

Once you have applied to a role, you will also need to speak to your Universal Credit Work Coach and ask to be referred to the role, providing them with the organisation name, job title and postcode. 

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