If you’re aged 16-24 and claiming Universal Credit, there are opportunities to gain a six-month job at Stoke on Trent College through the Kickstart Scheme. Kickstart jobs are funded by the Government to offer exciting opportunities for young people to gain valuable paid work experience with the potential to support you into further employment and/or study opportunities to help you advance into an aspirational career.

Benefits of Kickstart with Stoke on Trent College

  • 6 months paid employment
  • On the job training
  • Receive support to boost future job prospects
  • Support for Continuing Professional Development and qualifications
  • Access to state-of-the-art gym
  • Onsite nursery
  • FREE parking
  • Onsite restaurant
  • FREE cooked breakfast each day (with alternative breakfast options available too)!

The Kickstart Scheme is open to people aged 16-24 who are currently claiming Universal Credit and are at risk of long-term unemployment. If this sounds like you, talk to your Work Coach about Kickstart and see if these job opportunities available at the College could be right for you.

Kickstart Vacancies:

Click on each vacancy below for more information and to download a job description. Please be sure to check back here frequently as we will be regularly updating with details of further work opportunities across a whole range of areas of work.

Interested in one of our Kickstart vacancies? Applying is easy!

Contact your Jobcentre Work Coach and mention the specific vacancy available at Stoke on Trent College.

Alternatively, you can contact Jayne Beetham on 01782 603570
or email kickstart@stokecoll.ac.uk
for all the advice and guidance you need.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Who is eligible for the Kickstart Scheme?
The Kickstart scheme is specifically designed for those aged between 16 and 24, who are currently claiming Universal Credit, and may be at risk of long-term unemployment.
Is the Kickstart scheme open to University graduates?
The scheme is technically open to anyone aged 16-24 who is claiming Universal Credit, regardless of their education level. So yes, university graduates who fall in that age bracket and are out of work may be eligible for the scheme.
Are students eligible for kickstart scheme?
The scheme will allow students to be eligible for the Government kickstart programme for 16-24 year olds as-well as those on universal credit, so that students are able to get jobs with guaranteed hours and not lose out on income due to zero hour contracts. Many students across the UK have lost employment due to the COVID-19 Crisis.
Do I have to be on Universal Credit for the Kickstart scheme?
Will your Universal Credit stop or continue when on Kickstart? Universal Credit is paid to those who are on low incomes as well as the unemployed. So it is possible to have a job and also get Universal Credit. The DWP confirmed that applicants will continue to receive their Universal Credit.
How long is the Kickstart scheme for?
6-months, the Kickstart Scheme provides funding to create new 6-month jobs for 16 to 24 year olds on Universal Credit who are at risk of long term unemployment.