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6 months

Kickstart Scheme


Community Foundation has taken part in the Kickstart Scheme, which was launched by the UK government to create a new 6-month job placements for young people who are currently on Universal Credit and at risk of long-term unemployment. We would be offering four job placements, one based in Lozells and 3 based at our new social enterprise project in Cannock. Successful candidates would receive training, work experience and National Minimum Wage salary.

The job placements are aimed at supporting the participants to develop the skills and experience they need to find permanent work after completing the scheme. If you’re a young person aged 16-24 and you’re interested in applying for a Kickstart Scheme vacancy, you will need a Kickstart referral from your Job Centre work coach.

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Aged 16-24 years old

In receipt of Universal Credit

Unemployed or at risk of long term unemployment


  • Offers a chance for young people to secure paid job placements.

  • Provides valuable on-the-job experience to enhance future employability.

  • Allows participants to develop and strengthen their skills within a real work environment.

  • Offers guidance and mentorship from experienced professionals in the workplace.

  • Provide a chance to earn a salary whilst learning.

  • Builds confidence through practical application of skills and successful work experiences.

  • Increases the likelihood of securing permanent employment.



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