The Kickstart Scheme is a Government scheme being introduced in Great Britain to fund the direct creation of high quality jobs for young people who are on Universal Credit and deemed to be at the highest risk of long-term unemployment. It will give young people the chance to build their confidence and skills in the workplace and to gain experience that will improve their chances of going on to find long-term, sustainable work. This will sit alongside a guaranteed foundation of support through an expanded Youth Offer delivered through the Department for Works and Pensions (DWP), providing a range of targeted support to help young people find lasting work.

The NPA is working with Reed, the recruitment company, who are also a gateway organisation for Kickstart.

How this scheme can benefit you:

What are the next steps?


Visit your local job centre today and let your work coach know that you are interested in the kickstart scheme at a local community pharmacy.


Find your local job centre here

Temporary job centres during Covid-19 can be found here


As more and more Kickstarters commence their placements in community pharmacy, we are receiving positive feedback on the scheme. Watch our highlights video with Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak, NPA Board member Raj Patel, and new Kickstarters here


Read more testimonials from other kickstarters.