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Why Kickstart?

If you're between 16-24 and eligible for Universal Credit, you can apply to any of our Kickstart placements found on the jobs board.


What is the Kickstart Scheme?

The Kickstart Scheme is aimed at giving young people the chance to get into employment in meaningful roles that'll help them start/progress their career. It consists of a 6-month contract that is for at least 25 hours a week, and all roles advertised on these pages pay at least the Living Wage (£10.85 per hour in London and £9.50 over the rest of the UK).


Why should I work in the charity sector?

We think that the charity and not-for-profit sectors are fantastic places to begin a career. Not only are the spaces nurturing and supportive, but the work can be incredibly rewarding, knowing that your contributions and helping towards a bigger cause.


What will I learn as part of the Scheme?

As well as the skills learnt in your specific field and at the charity you work at, all positions are opted into bespoke employability training from the EY Foundation. This consists of practical modules in areas like presentation skills, personal branding and networking, as well as having guest speakers from all sorts of backgrounds talk to Kickstarters about their experiences.


What do other Kickstarters think of their experiences?

Don't just take it from us how great the scheme is. Some of the Kickstarters that have been placed into roles from this job site have given us their views on this page.


Where can I apply for roles?

You can apply for roles live now via the jobs board page and filter by your area of expertise. Find the role you like, upload your CV (and cover letter where appropriate), inform your Work Coach that you are applying to the role and click Apply.


What if I can't see a role right for me?

We are in touch with new charities and not-for-profit organisations every day who want to advertise their Kickstart roles with us. If nothing suits you right now, create a Job Seeker Profile and check back regularly for new opportunities.