Kickstart Programme

The Kickstart Scheme provides young people with a 6 month paid job with a local employer. The placements are full funded by the Government, and offer the opportunity for you to get experience of working in one of the UK’s most exciting companies.

Not only will a Kickstart Placement give you hands on work experience,  but you will also have access to a huge amount of employability skills, through training, workshops & mentoring. These will cover areas such as CV writing, interview tips, and successful team working.

Placements from the Kickstart Scheme are open to people 16-24 years old, who are claiming Universal Credit, and are at risk of long term unemployment. If you have a work coach they will talk to you about the Kickstart Scheme and whether it’s right for you. There are already lots of jobs available and waiting for your application!

In Exeter we are working with lots of local employers to provide fantastic placements for you across different sectors and business’.  So, don’t hesitate to register for Universal credit if you are eligible and take part in the scheme.

Not claiming Universal Credit?

Check here to see if you are eligible and register; www.gov.uk/apply-universal-credit