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Here's a link to an article in Punchl!ne, and the experience of Dashing Bear: Article


GCC is supporting Kickstart, a National Government initiative to address unemployment in young people, delivered by the Department of Work and Pensions through Job Centres and their dedicated Work Coaches.


To be eligible you must be in receipt of Universal Credit, currently unemployed, and aged between 16-24 years old

Paid placements have been created by employers for the Kickstart programme, and are typically:

  • 6 month paid placements
  • 25 Hours per week
  • with ongoing training included.


GCC have established a Gateway to help Employers create and recruit, together with a Training option to deliver employability skills to Kickstart Trainees.


If you have any questions, they may be answered in the following FAQs:

If you still have a question please email:

Full details of the Kickstart programme are available on the Gov Website: here


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