KickStart Scheme | People Plus

KickStart Scheme

If you are aged 16 24 and want to kickstart your career, then this scheme is for you!

You will gain 6 months work experience in paid employment with a local employer. The KickStart scheme offers you the opportunity to gain experience of working with some of Britain’s most exciting companies, as well lots of training and development opportunities.

Once you have been placed with an employer they will receive £1,500 for each KickStart employee that will go towards your ongoing development.

Jobs from the Kickstart Scheme are open to 16-24 year olds, 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 many placement opportunities in areas such as;

  • Business admin
  • Care
  • Construction
  • Customer Services
  • Health & Social Care
  • IT
  • Marketing
  • Retail
  • Security
  • Warehousing and Logistics
  • Plus, many more…

Whilst working with your chosen employer on the KickStart scheme, we will support you to unlock your talent further with additional training including:

  • CV prep, interview skills and getting you ‘work ready’
  • English and Maths qualifications if needed
  • Any additional sector subject specific learning if required

Plus, after the placement you might be able to progress onto an apprenticeship or full-time employment.

If you are unable to continue with your KickStart employer, rest assured we work with hundreds of employers across multiple industries to help secure guaranteed interviews on KickStart scheme completion.

If you want to gain more confidence, new industry skills and exciting future opportunities, simply tell your Work Coach that you are interested in a KickStart placement and they will be able to find suitable employers and training providers, like PeoplePlus to start you on your journey.

Here’s what people have to say about the scheme

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