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Kickstart Event: Working with Young People and Employers

Nominations for the Kickstart Awards for young people are now closed

Nominations for the Kickstart Awards for Young People have now closed. We will review all nominations received on or before the closing date and will only contact you if your nominee has been shortlisted. We aim to do this by 1 June.

Young people who are shortlisted will be invited to attend the Kickstart Event: Working with Young People and Employers to receive their award. Full details will be provided to you if your nominee is successful.

As a reminder, the awards cover six distinct categories, which are…

  1. Gone the extra mile

This award recognises a young person who has put themselves forward as part of their Kickstart job to deliver work that goes beyond the expectation of the job.                         

  1. Shown amazing innovation

The innovation award recognises a young person who has been able to solve problems in a positive and innovative way.

  1. Overcome obstacles

The award for overcoming obstacles category recognises a young person who has had to address personal obstacles to enable them to complete a Kickstart job.

  1. Helped others

The award for having helped others recognises a young person who has supported others outside of their job role. This could include individual personal support or supporting a team.

  1. Most progress made

The award for most progress made should recognise a young person who has made the best use of the employment support made available and made significant strides in their own personal development.

  1. Significant contribution

The award for significant contribution should recognise a young person who has made a positive impact or contribution to you and/or your business. This young person may have made a positive contribution which has made meaningful change come about.

How to get involved

Nominations for the Kickstart Awards for young people have now closed and we will not be accepting any further nominations received.

Nominations for these awards were open from 24 March to 22 April 2022.

We hope that you will continue to recognise young people who have participated in the Scheme through your own channels and wish you the best of luck on your submitted nominations!

We will review all nominations received and will only contact you if your nominee has been shortlisted. We aim to do this by 1 June.