The Kickstart Scheme has been launched by the UK government to create a number of new 6-month job placements for young people who are currently on Universal Credit and at risk of long-term unemployment. The job placements are aimed at supporting the participants to develop the skills and experience they need to find permanent work after completing the scheme.

Funding is available for 100% of the relevant National Minimum Wage for 25 hours a week, plus associated employer National Insurance contributions and employer minimum automatic enrolment contributions.

There is also a grant of £1,500 per job placement available for setup costs, support and training. Once a job placement is created, it can be taken up by a second person once the first successful applicant has completed their 6-month term.

GLP Training is offering you the chance to kickstart your career at one of the UK’s largest training providers. We provide adult education and apprenticeships throughout the UK and boast clients such as B&Q, Nuffield Health, KFC and Shell Energy.

Salary: National Minimum Wage


Hours: Part-Time (25 hours per week)


Contract Type: Fixed Term (6 Months)


Location: GLP House, 19 Britannia Road, Worcester, Worcestershire WR1 3DF


During your 6-month Kickstart programme, you will have access to employability support provided by our partners at the Herefordshire and Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce. The courses provided will include effective time management, CV writing and interview skills and communicating for success.


The Role


We have 10 roles available, each with different roles in different departments of the business. The roles will be in:

  • Curriculum & Web Development

  • Sales & Account Management

  • Quality & Data Compliance

  • Administration

  • HR

  • Operations

  • Recruitment

  • IT & Systems

  • Marketing & Social Media

  • Finance

Applicants will be selected for one of the roles based on their skillsets and ambition for that role which they can outline and state a preference for in their application.

The candidate we are looking for


  • Passionate – Take care and show pride in their work as we strive to provide high-quality service and training provision.

  • Communication skills – have excellent communication skills to communicate effectively with other staff members and clients dependent on the role given.

  • Ambitious – Ready to take on the 6-month Kickstart training scheme and make the most of the training courses provided.



Candidate Eligibility


Please be aware that if you’re a young person aged 16-24 and you’re interested in applying for a Kickstart Scheme vacancy, in order to be eligible, you’ll need to be unemployed and claiming Universal Credit and you will need a Kickstart referral from your Job Centre work coach. 

You will also need to be available to work for 25 hours per week and be able to undertake a 6-month training programme.

We reserve the right to close the vacancy prior to the application deadline if we have received a sufficient number of applications before the deadline.

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