March 2021

18-24 and Looking For Work?


Opportunities for 18-24-year-olds


About Kickstart

Kickstart is a Government scheme to create new job placements for under 24 year-olds on Universal Credit at this time of high youth employment. 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

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 placement which will start May 2021 – please click on the job title for more detailed information:

For details of our partner organisations’ placements, please see


We will be offering a second round of placements later in the year. Follow us on Twitter or Facebook for updates.



Each organisation in the consortium will provide job-specific training. In addition, the consortium will provide:

  • A mentor who will work with you to set personal goals
  • Training in applying for jobs, e.g. CV/application writing, practice interviews
  • Transferrable workplace training, e.g. health and safety
  • An online peer support programme
  • An introduction to different workplaces and roles across the consortium
  • A programme of enrichment activities, e.g. visits, talks and discussions



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  by 12 noon on 30th April 2021.

Interviews will take place on 6th May 2021



Any questions please email:

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