Pete’s Success Story

I bet you thought you’d seen the last of me. Fortunately for you though, I’m back! Have you missed me? It’s okay, I would too. But enough about me! As you can see by the title of this post, this is another success story. Buckle in whilst I tell you all about our very special, […]

Owen’s Success Story

Another success story? Can one company really be this successful? Yes – and wouldn’t you know, a lot of it is owed to our Saviour the Kickstart scheme. Our last success story was on fabulous Matthew, so who is this one about? Don’t fret, I suppose I’ll tell you. This success story is about our […]

Benefits of a Kickstart Role

Hold your horses! I know you want to know the benefits of a Kickstart position, but first, I should probably explain exactly what Kickstart is. For those of you that have been living under a rock for the past 16 months, Kickstart is a government scheme that provides funding for work placements. This means the […]

Diary of a Kickstarter

So, you want to learn about kickstart jobs. I don’t blame you, they’re pretty swell. However, before I get into the juicy stuff, I’m going to take the time to tell you a little bit about my past employment history and experiences. Much like most people my age (22), my first job was through school […]

5 Tips For Brand New Kickstarters

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If you’ve just started a Kickstart Job or are due to start one, here are five tips that will help you make a great first impression and make that daunting first week a bit more manageable. Arrive Early If you’re anything like me, then you can ignore this tip altogether. I’m chronically early, to the […]

Kickstart Blog – A Week In The Life

If you’ve ever wondered what a typical week in the life of a Kickstart employee looks like – then look no further, as one of our employees talks about what a regular working week looks like for them. Tuesday I start pretty much every work day by grabbing an iced coffee from a local coffee […]

Kickstart Employee Interview – Kieran

Interview with Kieran If you’ve ever wondered what it’s actually like being a Kickstart employee, then look no further. Think Employment sat down with Kieran, a former employee to discuss his experience with the scheme, what he wishes he knew before joining, and how his employability skills have improved thanks to the Kickstart Scheme. How […]

Studying With Think Employment Has Allowed Me To Learn At My Own Pace, Build Knowledge And Gain Employment

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Marie (Support Work In Schools L2) Marie was originally focused on raising her family, but when the time was right she started looking into different courses. She decided to join a course with Think Employment and reflects on her experience below. Can you remember how you first heard about Think Employment? I was recommended the course by my Job Coach. Whilst looking through my CV I mentioned I wanted to be a Teaching Assistant and they recommended Think Employment. I applied and was swiftly on the course. What did you think of the course when you first enrolled? At first it was a bit daunting. However, I quickly adapted to the course and it was really engaging. I found the topics really insightful and I feel I have a good understanding of how schools operate. Would you say that completing the course has increased your confidence levels? The course has definitely improved my knowledge of working within a school. Soon after completing all my learning, I was offered an interview at a local primary school. I was nervous but felt confident with the new knowledge I had learnt. I was able to answer the questions well and use technical terms like ‘DSL’ effectively. What did you do in your previous career? I worked in retail for 12 years. I always had an interest in working within a school, and it’s only after […]