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Kickstart job placements

Find out about our range of six-month, paid work placements for young people aged 16-24.

If you’re 16-24 and looking for work, you could benefit from one of the hundreds of fully paid job placements we’re offering as part of the government’s Kickstart scheme.

Job placements at Clarion

We’ve got more than 300 six-month roles covering all aspects of Clarion’s work across the country. 

So, there’s something perfect for you – whether you’re interested in helping people in the community, working in customer service, or getting experience in business and administration roles.

Community roles

Join our teams working with local communities to make areas safer, greener and more enjoyable to live in. Roles include:

  • neighbourhood response assistants
  • resident involvement support officers
  • tenancy sustainment assistants
  • youth researchers
  • bike project coordinators.

Business roles

Join our teams across the business working to provide better services for people all over the country. Roles include:

  • business analysts
  • planned investment assistants
  • content and social media assistants
  • web design assistants
  • IT service desk advisers. 

Customer service roles

Join our customer service teams helping to solve people’s enquiries and looking after residents of all ages. Roles include:

  • customer support assistants
  • customer accounts assistants
  • contact centre advisers
  • welfare calls assistants
  • customer insight officers.

How to apply

You can apply for Kickstart jobs if you’re 16-24, live in England or Wales and claim universal credit.

You have to apply through Jobcentre Plus, so talk to your Jobcentre Plus work coach to find job placements near you.

Find out more on the Kickstart website

To find out more, you can also contact our Kickstart team.

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Boost your future employability

As well as gaining valuable work experience, you’ll receive training, support and expert advice to boost your skills and enhance your future employability.

Throughout your placement, you’ll work with a dedicated employment support officer who will guide you through your job. You’ll also benefit from mentors, on-the-job training and e-learning opportunities. 

You’ll be able to develop vital work skills that can be used in any future career, such as teamwork, planning, time management and remote working. And you’ll get to build your confidence while developing your motivation, resilience and wellbeing.

And as the placement progresses, we’ll help you: 

  • develop your CV
  • learn job searching techniques
  • practice interview techniques
  • explore further education or other work placements
  • apply for jobs at Clarion, or other jobs or apprenticeships.

About Kickstart

Kickstart provides six-month, paid jobs funded by the government – giving young people the opportunity to gain valuable work experience in major companies across the country.

The £2bn scheme will offer hundreds of thousands of job opportunities over the next two years. 

Clarion is leading the Kickstart Housing Partnership. This is a group of 59 organisations, including 44 from the housing sector, that is initially offering more than 800 fully paid work placements. By the end of the programme, the aim is to have delivered more than 1,000 placements, making a real difference to young people nationwide.

Clarion has a proud record of supporting people into work. I’m delighted we’ll be giving opportunities to hundreds of young people to start their careers.

Clare Miller

Chief Executive, Clarion