About New Start

Our New Start jobs provide real work experience in career starter roles. 

Whether you’re looking for your first job, or you want to change your career path, New Start will get your foot in the door, giving you access to roles that give real-life work experience with a real wage and the opportunity you need to take your career forward. 

Working with local employers, big and small – we have created some fantastic opportunities exclusively for our customers. Five month, paid placements with ongoing employment wraparound support.  

You can find out more about some of the people we supported into those roles and the New Start experience in this video:


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More than just a job

New Start roles offer much more than just a paid job for 5 months

You will receive 121 support from an Employment Advisor during the recruitment process and during your fixed term role, so you get the most of your experience and are ready to jump into your next role. 

Pre-recruitment Support 

  • 121 advice & support with a qualified Employment Advisor to explore the right role for you, and to give you interview prep support.  
  • Help break down any barriers or concerns to applying for the roles, such as childcare, travel, confidence. 

In Work Support 

  • Dedicated New Start Advisor  
  • Development Days to cover things such as: skills matching, real-time feedback from managers, job searching/ horizon scanning.  
  • Qualification – you will have the opportunity to undertake a free qualification linked to your job role, and your career aspirations. You will be given the time and support to complete this role during your 5 months.

Frequently Asked Questions

Each role will last five months and will be up to 30 hours per week (hours can be flexible and can work around you).

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