Kickstart Scheme:

Employers! If you know about the government’s Kickstart scheme, then you know that it’s a great way to offer a young person both work experience and job skills training. But how can you be sure that you’re giving your Kickstart workers great job skills training? By teaming up with EmployabilityUK.

EmployabilityUK is an education charity that works with businesses, youth organisations and the education sector to raise the confidence, aspirations and work readiness of young people. We provide a range of job skill programmes, suitable for all employment training needs and are an approved Kickstart Gateway Intermediary.

With a track record of providing first-class employability skills training, we can build a programme of support which will ensure your Kickstart employees have the best possible placement and are fully prepared for the next stage of their employment journey.

Whether you’re a smaller organisation offering fewer than 30 Kickstart placements or a bigger enterprise, we can cater for all your requirements. We can handle as much of the process as you want, leaving you free to focus on your business.

Find out more today! For more details about EmployabilityUK’s Kickstart training programme, click the link above.

Get in touch. You can email us at or call 0345 601 5551

Our Mission

The mission of EmployabilityUK is to facilitate employer engagement to enhance the aspirations, opportunities and career prospects of enthusiastic and committed young people.

For Business

Bespoke employability programmes that provide employee volunteering opportunities and prepare students for work and adult life.

For Education

Engaging programmes that inspire students, raise aspirations and give practical, relevant insights in to the world of work.

Get Involved

There are many ways to get involved with EmployabilityUK. You can give your time and expertise to the charity or you can work directly with students and teachers at our partner schools and colleges. Find Out More

“I couldn’t have done it without your help, I would have been lost. Thank you for helping me to believe in myself and helping me to think I can achieve anything I put my mind to. You are one in a million and I am so glad I got to meet you!”

Academy Student

“My mentee had little to no ‘life skills’ upon starting the programme. He was lacking confidence and direction and had never stood up in class to read anything out. After three months of being mentored by myself, he has achieved a great deal and is now confident enough to visit my workplace, email me and now stand up in front of a room full of people and present to them!”

Mentor / Mercedes-Benz

“It has been truly transformational. We have students presenting here today that would not have even spoken out in a lesson last October. This programme really is going to change some of our young people’s lives.”

Interim Vice Principal

“Many of our students have low self-esteem and confidence as well as coming from socially deprived backgrounds and this programme has been brilliant for them. It was a pleasure to be a member of the audience and please pass on my thanks to all the mentors for their hard work.”

Head of Sixth Form

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