What is the Kickstart Scheme?

It is a brand new 6-month placement for people aged 16 – 24, who are currently in receipt of Universal Credit and are at risk of long-term unemployment.


How long with the Kickstart Scheme last?

Each placement lasts 6 months, with the Kickstart Scheme ending in December 2021.


How can I apply?

Middlesbrough College has a number of Kickstart Placements available and these are detailed below.  To apply please contact your Jobcentre Plus Work Coach Advisor who can explore these opportunities with you and approach the College on your behalf.

Please do not contact the College directly.


Opportunities at Middlesbrough College

Middlesbrough College currently has 38 placements available:
  • Welfare Support x 6
  • Covid Helpers x 6
  • Attendance Support x 6
  • Digital Assistants x 2
  • Health & Safety x 1
  • Estates x 1
  • IT x 2
  • Stocktaking x 1
  • Marketing x 1
  • Business Admin x 12

All Placements are 25 hours per week and run for six months.  A lunch bag and travel allowance of £10 per week will be provided.

The College will provide CV support, employability training, in-house on the job training to support the role and will organise a Disclosure Barring Service check to be carried out. 

We will provide any required PPE and a Middlesbrough College T Shirt.  There is free access to the College Gym before and after the working day or during lunch breaks.


Are you an employer?

The Kickstart Scheme is also a great opportunity for businesses to discover new talent, and train up young people to develop skills that can be used to support their organisation. 

Funding is available for 100% of the age-relevant National Minimum Wage for 25 hours a week.  As well as wage funding, the Kickstart Scheme will also make National Insurance and employer minimum automatic pension contributions.

Please see our employer information page for more information on how your business can get involved.