Kickstart Scheme

The programme aims to:
  • Provide hundreds of young people with their first jobs in community and environmental work.
  • Help young people to develop the skills they need to be at the forefront of a new green economy.

Combined with £2.2m funding from The Green Recovery Challenge Fund, Kickstart will both create jobs for young people and unlock voluntary action on nature recovery and climate change by undertaking urgent work to protect and enhance parks and green spaces in communities.

Kickstart – For Employers

Work with us.

Groundwork has over 40 years’ experience of supporting young people’s personal and professional development and have delivered a number of major employment contracts including the Future Jobs Fund, the Work Programme and the Youth Contract.

We’re here to help and can provide you and your Kickstart placement with expert advice and support to ensure you both get the most out of your time together.

Kickstart – For Young People

Kickstart your career with Groundwork!

If you’re up to the age of 24 and are claiming Universal Credit, Groundwork’s Kickstart placements can help you into careers that help protect the environment, tackle climate change, and support local communities.

You’ll get paid a real wage, gain valuable experience and we will give you all the training and support you need to succeed.

If you’re interested in applying for a Kickstart job with Groundwork, you’ll need to register with your local Jobcentre where all vacancies will be advertised and available.

Find a Kickstart Job 

Kickstart – In Your local Area


East of England

Greater Manchester

NE & Yorkshire

Cheshire, Lancashire and Merseyside

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