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Kickstart your career & apply today!

Are you aged 16-24 and looking for an exciting work placement?

If you are motivated and eager to get on, why not apply for a six-month kickstart work placement and earn £8.20 per hour for 25 hours a week (£6.45 if you're 18.20 years old).

With placements available from 40 different local employers, there's plenty of career opportunities to choose from including positions in digital marketing, creative brands, music, business management, retail, hospitality and more.

As well as gaining great experience and being paid, you'll receive essential business and employment skills training (no previous work experience is needed).

To apply you must be on universal credit. Find out what you can apply for below.

About the scheme
The Kickstart work placement scheme is a six-month paid job with a local business or charity that’s fully funded by the government. It provides a valuable opportunity to gain legitimate work experience in a supportive local company. The scheme was announced by the Chancellor in the summer and expects to offer hundreds of thousands of young people job opportunities over the next few years.

Applying for Kickstart
Jobs from the Kickstart scheme will be open to 16-24 years olds who are claiming Universal Credit. If you’re unemployed and worried about your long-term prospects, talk to your Job Centre Plus work coach about local job opportunities and whether the scheme is right for you.

You’ll be paid the national minimum wage for a minimum of 25 hours per week (£6.45 per hour for 18-20 year-olds and £8.20 for 21-24 year-olds). Wages and hours might even be topped-up by businesses above this level.

Work placements via the Boost:ed service will benefit from expert training and support every fortnight, developing your enterprise, resilience and employability skills and helping your progression to sustained employment.

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BOOST:ED, Kickstart and Creative Showcase target beneficiaries in the London Borough of Waltham Forest and surrounding areas.

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