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A guide to Kickstart for young people aged 16 to 24

​​Kickstart is a national scheme providing employment opportunities for 16 to 24 year olds who are claiming Universal Credit. 

Employers across a range of sectors will provide paid 6 month work experience placements that are a minimum of 25 hours per week. 

The aim is to give young people who are at risk of long term unemployment a chance to gain experience that could lead to longer term opportunities.

Before you can apply you need to be claiming Universal Credit. Find out if you are eligible and how to apply by contacting our Into Work team. 

You can contact the Into Work team by calling 029 2087 1071 or by visiting the 
Into Work Cardiff website.​​​​​​​​​​​External link opens in a new window

Already claiming Universal Credit?

If you have a work coach they will talk to you about the Kickstart Scheme and whether it is right for you. Get in touch with them via your Universal Credit Journal for guidance. 

To find out how you can apply for Kickstart jobs call the Job Centre on 0800 3285644 or visit the GOV.UK website.​