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Kickstart Scheme

Kickstart Scheme

We’re hiring!

A.F. Blakemore is now recruiting at over 100 locations as part of the government-led Kickstart Scheme. 

We are excited to be able to offer six-month placements to enthusiastic 16-24 year olds keen to work, learn and earn in a retail, wholesale and logistics environment, as well as central support functions.

You’ll work 25 hours per week, gain great on-the-job training, employability skills training and recognised qualifications along the way. 

Our aim is to prioritise Kickstart colleagues if suitable permanent job positions become available towards the end of the scheme.  

Check out all our Kickstart vacancies at

Simply type ‘kickstart’ into the search bar and narrow down the opportunities in your local area by clicking on your region. 

If you’re interested in applying or know anyone who might be, please contact your Job Centre Work Coach to find out more and make an application. (You will need to be issued with a Kickstart code to apply for a role.) 

To be eligible to apply for these roles, you must be between 16 and 24 years old and claiming Universal Credit. 

Kickstart scheme