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Kickstart Scheme

About the Kickstart Scheme

The Kickstart Scheme was a UK Government funded scheme that provided funding to create new job placements for 16-24 year olds who are on Universal Credit and at risk of long term unemployment. It took place 2021-2022.

MGS saw this as a call to action for all employers to support youth employability in these challenging times. It is up to all of us to support the future workforce and give them the opportunity to get high quality work experience and build their employability skills.

MGS was approved as a Kickstart Gateway for the sector so we could progress Kickstart opportunities. As a Living Wage employer we topped up each Kickstart opportunity to the Real Living Wage.

If you are interested to know more please get in touch with Markus Offer, Skills Development Manager,, 0131 550 4143

Kickstarter Blogs

Kickstarter Exhibitions

  • Iman Cinjarevic is a Museum Guide and Archive Assistant at Chapter House Musuem Trust. She created three murals for the walls in their hallway.

  • Steven, Kickstart at Chapter House, has been working a rendition of the famous Dunkeld story – The Bridge Toll Riots of 1868 – in the form of a short cartoon

  • Iman, Kickstarter at Chapter House, has created a ‘mini exhibition’ displaying paintings and illustrations depicting Dunkeld and Birnam’s scenery.

Kickstarter Videos

Millie posted a Kickstarter 'Day in the Life' takeover on the Highland Folk Museums Instagram account.