Kickstart Opportunities

Do you want a simple way of recruiting, employing and supporting young people? Can you provide a six-month work placement of at least 25 hours a week?

Yes? Then we’re here to help.

The Kickstart scheme funds work placements for 16-24-year olds to provide the future workforce with vital skills – and your business with the resource to grow and thrive.

The scheme requires a minimum of 30 placements per business. However, Adecco Working Ventures in partnership with the Federation of Small Businesses is acting as an intermediary to enable smaller businesses with fewer placements to access this scheme too.

We will provide the wages, wraparound support and meet all the administrative requirements. All you need to do is provide meaningful work for each six-month placement. For more information, check the FAQs)

Still interested? Please answer the questions below. This should take less than five minutes.



Please note, due to the levels of demand, the scheme currently has a waiting list and we are not progressing new applications at this time.

Those who have previously registered for the scheme are still held in the queue and will be contacted as young people become available for your placements.