Introducing The Kickstart Lab

We believe the government’s Kickstart scheme has the potential to change lives, sustain and grow business and support the transition into a more just and sustainable future.

Our mission at The Kickstart Lab is to work collaboratively with gateways, representatives and support providers to drive impact towards these goals.

Who can we help?

If you are interested in setting up a Kickstart scheme as a gateway then we can help. You could be a…

+ Chamber of Commerce

+ Sector Skills Council

+ Trade body or Association

+ Voluntary Association

+ Training Provider

+ Local Authority

+ FE College

+ Housing Association

Working with The Kickstart Lab


Whether you want to support your community, grow your membership, or drive the economic recovery in your industry, together we will design your scheme aligned to your business strategy.


Talk to us today and you could be launching your own Kickstart scheme next week.

With some of our partners already running live programmes, you can trust us to help you deploy and market your scheme at speed.


Whether you want to play a specific role, work with existing partners or deliver all aspects of the scheme, our flexible support options allow you to focus on doing what you do best.

Supercharge your Kickstart scheme with our flexible support offer


Kickstart Setup

Get a website, CRM and tailored delivery plan to signpost employers to your scheme quickly and affordably. More…


Gateway Service

If you haven’t got 30 placements or need contract and financial management support, we can pool opportunities through our not-for-profit gateway service. More…


Employer Support

We take the stress out of employer support by liaising with the Jobcentre and keeping employers up to date on their application. More…


Wraparound Support

We design and deliver a comprehensive online employability support service that gets better outcomes for young people. More…

speak to us today about the right combination for you

Live schemes


Jobs pledged


Watch: Gateway webinar from

Kickstart Lab Co-Founder David Hinton

Speak to us about getting started today

Book your initial conversation online now

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