I have been working for Lincolnshire CVS via the KickStart Scheme for 6 weeks now, and it has been a fantastic experience so far. I had worked in customer facing roles for the last 5 years and decided that it was time for me to do something new. I quit my last job without anything in place, and within 3 weeks I had my interview here.
The people working with the KickStart scheme were a massive help to me and were sending me regular opportunities for a large variety of different roles. They made the whole process incredibly easy! They would send me over some different options, I told them if I was interested in any of them, and they put me directly in contact with the employer.
When I got this job, I had no idea what to expect as I had never worked in an office before. However, it quickly became clear to me that this was the right place for me to be as I realised more and more how much I enjoyed it!
The people at the KickStart scheme have been really helpful too, getting in touch every couple of weeks to just check in with me and see how things are going; they have made the whole employment process so much easier than I know it could’ve been.
I would strongly recommend absolutely anybody to join the KickStart scheme if they are needing a job, wanting a change of career, or just wanting to try something new! KickStart roles are on a 6-month initial contract, so it allows you to gain experience in lots of different fields and find out what the right career path is for you.