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We are proud to have supported the Kickstart Scheme , which helps employers create new paid work placements for 16-24 year-olds at risk of long term unemployment.

Launched as part of the government’s Plan for Jobs, the scheme lasts for six months, and has helped young people in all corners of the country to develop new skills, build confidence, and get a crucial first foot on the career ladder. And we have been able to do just that with four very talented individuals after receiving a phenomenal 100+ applications for the roles.

Our future success depends on our young people so when we decided to take part in the scheme, we all agreed that the very minimum that any individual would get from the placements would be a very enjoyable and useful experience; a main focus being on us providing a real insight into the industry, teaching each kickstarter a wider range of skills, and installing a real confidence in them that they’d be suitable for any agency if we were unable to offer them a full time position after the six months.

So far, however, so good as our first inductee on the scheme, Sam Pritchard, was offered a full time position back in October 2021 on completion of the six month placement. Now a “fully-fledged” junior designer, he is leading on our animation offering which (even though we say so ourselves) is amazing.

Of the other 100,000 young people having started Kickstart jobs, we are super-lucky to have the super talented digital designer, Marthah Amefianu, content writer, Dawud Iqbal, and videographer, Jordan Easie, all recently graduating from Birmingham City University, Coventry University and Worcester University, respectively.

We have super-ambitous growth plans and we hope that our awesome kickstarters are able to come with us in that journey in the near future. We wish them all the best and thank them for all their hard work so far.

Want to join our team? hello@lightboxdigital.co.uk