Kickstart Scheme

Are you 16 to 24-years-old and on Universal Credit? Interested in a 6-month paid job?

If you’re looking to start a career in digital marketing, admin or customer service, hospitality, construction or the Green sector Birmingham City Council has some exciting new opportunities available with local employers.

Our priority is your success, and we will work with Kickstart employers to support you to learn while you earn! To help you succeed we’re offering a free 2-week Pre-Kickstart training programme including a skills assessment so we can help you to boost your long-term employment prospects.

We will help you start your journey with a fresh look at your skills levels and support you to create an individual learning plan to keep – whether or not you apply for a kickstart job!

Latest Pre-Kickstart courses

Construction and Outdoor Jobs
Course Dates: 6th September – 17th September

Business | Administration | Marketing
Course Dates: 4th October – 12th October

Warehousing (Picking and Packing)
Course Dates: 18th October – 26th October

Business | Administration | Marketing
Course Dates: 1st November – 5th November

Hospitality (Bars and Restaurants)
Course Dates: 15th November – 19th November

Kickstart Landscape

What are the benefits to you?

You'll learn new skills, get interview ready and build your self confidence. It's a great opportunity to meet new people while also boosting your employability.

When you join our programme our experienced staff are there for you when you need them. From making applications for kickstart vacancies to being there for support when you are in the job.

Course requirements

  • You need to be aged 16-24, living in Birmingham and must NOT be in any paid work or training.
  • You will need to already have access to a laptop/desktop computer or a comparable set up with reliable internet connection. All sessions will be online, via Microsoft Teams.

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