Traineeships - kickstart scheme
We firmly believe in the potential of young people to play a significant role in our national Covid recovery whilst recognising the challenge that the current climate brings for youth employment. The Charityworks Kickstart Scheme provides a real job and talent development programme to power up the early careers of young talent on Universal Credit.
Each role includes a supported 6-month development programme delivered by Charityworks. The programme will equip you with the connections, experiences, tools and insight needed to succeed at work, help you to build a peer community of fellows and give you the skills to transition well beyond the placement, and develop long term careers in the non-profit sector.
How to apply
First you need to make sure you are eligible for the Kickstart scheme; to access any of these opportunities you need to be in receipt of Universal Credit and aged 16-24 years old. To learn if you’re entitled to claim Universal Credit, you can visit here.
If you are in receipt of Universal Credit and fall within the age bracket, you can ask your Work Coach at the JobCentre to refer you for any of our Kickstart trainee roles. Once you have been referred, you will need to fill in an application form and return it by email to the contact(s) listed on the relevant job description. You can download an application form below.
Each role will close upon receipt of sufficient applications. On this basis we would advise that applications are submitted as soon as possible.
What if I don’t meet the criteria?
If you are keen to work, but struggling to find employment, visit the National Careers Service website in the first instance to get advice.