Kickstart - Trainee Advisor



The Kickstart Scheme is a 6 month paid job, funded by the Government. It provides a fully funded opportunity for young people to gain experience of working for Citizens Advice Northumberland.


16 to 24-year-olds give us their views on the Kickstart Scheme


The Kickstart Scheme was announced by the Chancellor in the Summer, and will offer hundreds of thousands of job opportunities over the next two years. A £2 billion pot is available to fully fund exciting positions with businesses across Britain.

Jobs from the Kickstart Scheme are open to 16-24 year olds, who are claiming Universal Credit, and are at risk of long term unemployment. If you have a work coach they will talk to you about the Kickstart Scheme and whether it’s right for you.

To apply for these positions you have to be referred by your Work Coach.  Ask your Work Coach about these opportunities and look on the Apprenticeships website.

About the Citizens Advice Service

Citizens Advice Northumberland offers free and confidential advice online, over the phone, and in person.  We give people the knowledge and the confidence they need to find their way forward – whoever they are, and whatever their problem.  We help with everything from money issues to problems at work, housing to consumer rights.

The aims of the Citizens Advice service are:

  • To provide the advice people need for the problems they face
  • To improve the policies and practices that affect people’s lives.

Citizens advice Northumberland provides free, independent, confidential and impartial advice to everyone on their rights and responsibilities.  It values diversity, promotes equality and challenges discrimination.

In furtherance of its aims the service follows policies of non-discrimination and seeks to be an Equal Opportunities Employer.

If you have been referred by your work coach contact Hayley Cherry Digital Service Manager on 01670 339762 for an informal chat about the positions.