Kickstart Scheme with Create Jobs

Are you a young Londoner currently claiming universal credit, looking for paid work in the creative, cultural or tech sector?

Create Jobs nurture creative talent connecting you to opportunities in your city. We’ve offering over 60 exciting 6-month placements paid at London Living Wage, across marketing, advertising, tech, digital, dance, theatre, museums, community arts, photography, publishing and more. You’ll join a network of other young creatives, taking part in monthly professional development training, careers and employability advice and guidance, and get access to the Create Jobs Community events, mentoring and resources.

Kickstart is the government’s £2 billion fund to create high quality 6-month work placements aimed at those aged 16-24 who are on Universal Credit.

Number of Positions


How it works

Phase one (deadline 24 March 2021)

Activate the City!, Design Assistant

Artillery CIC, Festival Assistant

Animade, Production Coordinator

A New Direction, Communication Assistant

A New Direction, Programmes Assistant

Becave Ltd, Business Developer

Becave Ltd, Junior Web Developer

Becave Ltd, Junior Graphic Designer

Becave Ltd, Customer Service Representative

Becave Ltd, Assistant

brillea (Growth Hacking Ltd), Marketing Assistant

Create, Development Administrator

JARIRAM, Admin and Sales Support

Harbour Collective, Marketing, Advertising & Communications Intern

Magnum Photos, Education Trainee

Migration Museum Project, Creative Producer

Nicholas Daley Ltd, Creative Studio Assistant

Nula Carbon, Social and Digital Media Intern

Outset Studio, Studio Assistant

Siobhan Davies Studios, CONTINUOUS Network Production Assistant

Smartify, Social Media & Content Officer

Sound Connections, Programme Trainee

Social Spider CIC, Advertising Sales Assistant

Anyways Creative, Creative Placement x1

Anyways Creative, Project Executive

Creative Lives in Progress (formerly Lecture in Progress), Editorial Assistant

It's Nice That, Editorial Assistant

White Weft, Design Studio Assistant

Wieden + Kennedy, Account Handling Intern

Wieden + Kennedy, TV Production Intern

Wood Street Walls CIC, Tour Guide & Cultural Ambassador x2

YOUTH CLUB Archive, Museum of Youth Culture, Digital Assistant

Denier Studio, Assistant Designer & Studio Assistant

Just So, Junior Designer

Just So, Social Media Coordinator

Phase two (deadline 4 September 2021)

Acamar Films Ltd, Production Intern

Activate the City!, Creative Assistant

ATC Live, Administrative Assistant

Driift Live, Administrative Assistant

Becave Ltd, Junior Account Manager

Bow Arts, job title tbc

British Youth Music Theatre, Production Assistant

BJSS Ltd, Flipside Trainee

Creoate Limited, Account Executive

Creoate Limited, Marketing Executive

Denier Studio, Assistant Designer & Studio Assistant

Hato Press Ltd, Publishing and Buying Assistant

Hato Press Ltd, Printing Assistant

Hato Press Ltd, Design Assistant

Just So, Social Media Coordinator

Lover Management Ltd, Digital Assistant x5

Mi Media, Media Apprentice

Ministry of Stories, Operations Marketing Assistant

MOLA (Museum of London Archaeology), Bloomberg Archive Project Assistant

MOLA (Museum of London Archaeology), Finance Assistant

Neil Laidlaw Productions Ltd, Production Work Placement

Pyramid Theatre Company Ltd, Backstage Work Placement x3

Neil Laidlaw Productions Ltd, Production Work Placement

Worldwide FM, job title TBC

Young people aged 16-24 years old, who are unemployed and claiming Universal Credit.

Talk to your Work Coach

Speak to your local Job Centreplus to find out which vacancies are currently live, and how to apply. Our roles will be available in all Job Centreplus locations in London.

After you speak to your Work Coach, you’ll be directed to an online form to complete and will be provided with a contact name and address, should you wish to apply in an alternative format.

Attend an Information and Application Support Session

A chance to meet the organisations involved, what they do, more about the roles and ask any questions before you decide to apply. Find out more here.


For roles in Phase 1, the deadline to apply is Wednesday 24 March 2021, with roles starting from mid-April to early May 2021.

For roles in Phase 2, the deadline to apply will be 4 September 2021, with roles starting early October 2021.

What is Universal Credit?

You can apply for Universal Credit if you are on a low income or unemployed.

You will usually only be able to claim Universal Credit if you are aged 18 or over, but some people aged 16 or 17 can get it, depending on their circumstances.

And you usually won’t be able to claim Universal Credit if you’re in full-time education or training, but people with certain circumstances can still apply.

Read the detailed guidance on eligibility and Universal Credit and students to find out more.

You can use a benefits calculator to help you understand what benefits you could get. You will be asked to enter information about your circumstances, and it will tell you which benefits you might be able to apply for. One of those might be Universal Credit.

If you want to go straight to making a claim for Universal Credit visit

More info

Find out more about the Kickstart Scheme here:

In the meantime if you would like to talk to one of the Create Jobs team, please contact Hiba at

Info sessions

Attend an online informal info session where you can find out more about the Kickstart Scheme, the roles available get your questions answered by the team.