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The Kickstart Scheme is a 6 month paid job with a local employer, funded by the Government. It provides a fully funded opportunity for you to get experience of working in one of the UK’s most exciting companies.

The Kickstart Scheme was announced by the Chancellor in the Summer, and expects to offer hundreds of thousands of job opportunities over the next few years. A £2 billion pot is available to fully fund exciting positions with businesses across the UK.

Jobs from the Kickstart Scheme will be 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. The first jobs should be available from November, so not long to wait.

Applications from employers are now underway, and we expect to have roles on offer in many different types of businesses, and across England, Scotland and Wales.

Talk to your work coach to find out more. If you don’t have a work coach, find out more about your career options.

You can find lots of other useful information on the jobhelp site. Click the links below to check out the rest of the site.

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