Kickstart Scheme


Are you ready to Kickstart your career?

Working with the Government, we are offering support to 16-24 year olds to get paid work for 6 months.

Times are tough and if you have found yourself struggling to find work, get in touch with us.

The Kickstart Scheme team at Newground Together can help you find a paid work placement for 6 months and develop your skills for future jobs.

Watch the video below to hear the views of some young people on the Kickstart Scheme:

Who can apply?

  • 16 – 24 years olds
  • Currently claiming Universal Credit

How does it work?  

  • Jobs are minimum of 6 months fully paid placements.
  • A variety of roles are on offer including housing, admin, sales, digital marketing, manufacturing, construction and more.
  • Employers will help you with all the training you need for the job.
  • Training and support plans are in place for every placement to ensure you get the most out of this opportunity.

Why should I apply? 

  • You could earn up to £205 per week!
  • Not only will you get a paid placement for 6 months but you will also gain essential skills and training for future employment.
  • The team at Newground Together will support you with you CV, job applications & interviews.

Ready to apply? Contact a member of the team on or visit the Contact Us page.





Meet the Kickstart Scheme team

Sharn Wightman

Project Lead for Kickstart

Based at Blackburn
Read more here

Jacky Mullaney

Work Placement Officer

Read more here

Andrew Brown

Work Placement Officer

Based at Blackburn
Read more here



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