Opportunities for 18-24-year-olds
Kickstart is a Government scheme to create new job placements for under 24 year-olds on Universal Credit at this time of high youth unemployment. The placements are 25 hours a week for a total of 6 months and they are paid at the National Minimum Wage/National Living Wage (18-20yrs: £6.56; 21-22yrs: £8.36; 23+: £8.91).
Our consortium is led by the Museum of East Anglian Life in Stowmarket, Suffolk and includes the John Peel Centre for the Creative Arts, Modece Architects, the National Horse Racing Museum, Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum, Stevenage Museum , The Dacorum Heritage Trust Ltd, West Suffolk Council, Bawdsey Radar Trust and the Hitchin British Schools Trust.
What placements are on offer?
Applications are now open for the following placements which will start on 07 June 2021 – please click on the job title for more detailed information:
For details of our partner organisations’ placements, please see http://eastanglianlife.org.uk/kickstart
We will be offering a second round of placements later in the year. Follow us on Instagram or Facebook for updates.
Each organisation in the consortium will provide job-specific training. In addition, the consortium will provide:
To be eligible for these placements, you must be between the ages of 18 and 24 and registered for Universal Credit. You need to be referred by your local Job Centre. We are told that this process can be completed quickly, but please do not leave it till the last minute.
How to apply
You must register with the Job Centre before filling in our application form. Only applications from those that have been referred by their Job Centre work coach will be considered.
Then please download and complete these two forms:
They should both be returned to firstname.lastname@example.org by 12 noon on 26 March 2021.
Interview date to be confirmed
Sign up for our information session about the Dacorum Heritage Trust placements which will take place online at 10am, 22 March 2021:
To sign up email email@example.com with the subject Kickstart Information Session and include your full name in the body of the email.
The session will include an introduction to Dacorum Heritage Trust, application advice and opportunities to ask questions.