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Opportunities for 18-24-year-olds

About Kickstart

Kickstart is a Government scheme to create new job placements for under 24 year-olds on Universal Credit at this time of high youth employment. The placements are 25 hours a week for a total of 6 months and they are paid at the National Minimum Wage/National Living Wage (18-20yrs: £6.56 ; 21-22yrs: £8.36; 23+: £8.91).

Our consortium

The Museum of East Anglian Life is leading a consortium of cultural and creative businesses to deliver Kickstart placements over the next year. Our consortium includes the John Peel Centre for the Creative Arts, Modece Architects, the National Horse Racing Museum, The Dacorum Heritage Trust Ltd, West Suffolk Council, Bawdsey Radar Trust and the Hitchin British Schools Trust.

What placements are on offer?

Applications are now open for the following placements at the Museum of East Anglian Life  – please click on the job title for more detailed information:


For details of our partner organisations’ placements, please see:

John Peel Centre

Modece Architects/Fox Yard

Bawdsey Radar Trust

National Horse Racing Museum

The Dacorum Heritage Trust Ltd

Hitchin British Schools Trust

West Suffolk Council




Each organisation in our consortium will provide job-specific training. In addition, the consortium will provide:

  • A mentor who will work with you to set personal goals
  • Training in applying for jobs, e.g. CV/application writing, practice interviews
  • Transferrable workplace training, e.g. health and safety
  • An online peer support programme
  • An introduction to different workplaces and roles across the consortium
  • A programme of enrichment activities, e.g. visits, talks and discussions



To be eligible for these placements, you must be between the ages of 18 and 24 and registered for Universal Credit. You need to be referred by your local Job Centre Find my local job centre

We are told that this process can be completed quickly, but please do not leave it till the last minute.


How to apply

You must register with the Job Centre before filling in our application form. Only applications from those that have been referred by their Job Centre work coach will be considered.

Then please download and complete these two forms:

Application form

Recruitment monitoring form

They should both be returned to recruitment@eastanglianlife.org.uk




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