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GCC has been supporting Kickstart, a National Government initiative to address unemployment in young people, delivered by the Department of Work and Pensions through Job Centres and their dedicated Work Coaches.


~~~ Live Vacancy notices have now been removed, and employers have until March 31st to get a new Kickstarter in position ~~~


To be eligible you must be in receipt of Universal Credit, currently unemployed, and aged between 16-24 years old

Paid placements have been created by employers for the Kickstart programme, and are typically:

  • 6 month paid placements
  • 25 Hours per week
  • with ongoing training included.


GCC have established a Gateway to help Employers create and recruit, together with a Training option to deliver employability skills to Kickstart Trainees.


If you have any questions, they may be answered in the following FAQs:

If you still have a question please email:

Full details of the Kickstart programme are available on the Gov Website: here


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