The UK's only start-up graduate programme

​A selective programme that trains and matches you with the most exciting start-ups.

About the programme

If you get onto the Jumpstart programme, you get

30x start-up pitches per month

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We choose the 30 most exciting, impactful and best paid start-up opportunities to come and pitch to you in 15-20 min zoom calls every month.

Training and support


We provide you with a week of training before you start your role. After you start, you have access to our fast growing alumni network, as well as ongoing training, mentorship and support. Find more about this here.

Job offer within weeks

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 After our training week, you choose the companies you want to interview with and you'll go straight to interview. We give you 1-on-1 CV coaching & interview training to help you
land the job.

Currently working? Not a problem. The programme is flexible for those in work and only kicks off when the time is right for you.

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"Jumpstart helped me find a company and role where I feel challenged and encouraged to find and do what I'm passionate about"


Alex, Product at Thirdfort

Case studies

Read some case studies about a few of our previous early careerists by clicking on the photos:

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Elle joined Lick in

Aug 2020


Funsho joined Beam in

Jan 2021

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Maia joined
Quell in

Oct 2020

Bea joined Honest Mobile in Jan 2021

Varun joined Patch in

March 2021


Start-up partners so far!


Average salary 

(plus equity)


Grads get 1+ offers in 2 weeks

Choosing a start-up - flipping the process on its head

We (like pretty much everyone else) hated the grad job hunt. That's why we've flipped the job search on its head and get the most exciting start-ups to pitch to you in 15-20 minute 'Spotlights' on Zoom. 

See below for just a few of the start-ups we've placed our grads with before:

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The roles our early careerists normally go into 

If you're like everyone else, you probably aren't 100% sure what role you want to go into. A core part of our onboarding helps you decide, so don't worry! See below for the normal roles:

Founder's Associate / Generalist

This is one of the most popular roles because it involves working hand in hand with the Founder on important strategic initiatives. It is an exceptional training ground because you get exposure to the entire business - whether that be in marketing, operations, sales, product, strategy and so on. Over time, you will specialise and likely become part of the senior leadership within a couple of years.

The training and support we provide

Each Jumpstart cohort immediately receives 40+ hours of bespoke training, ongoing support, mentorship, and a community of other like-minded early careerists pursuing exciting things in the start-up space. Find out more here.

Who do we look for?

We look for early careerists (graduated in the last 0-2 years) or students in their final year looking for a role after they graduate. The scheme is flexible so you can get onto the programme without giving up your current job.


International students can also apply if they do not require additional corporate sponsorship as per the government's Graduate Immigration Route.

How do I apply to the Jumpstart programme?

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Apply with CV
(30 secs)

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Written questions
(1-2 hours)

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Video interview
(1 hour)

Both the founders of Jumpstart remember how painful the application process for grad schemes can be. We have made our application process as painless as possible: you can apply in 30 seconds with your CV (article here on how to write a brilliant CV) and we only invite you through to the subsequent round if we think you have a high probability of success.

We’ll always try and get back to you as soon as we can. Normally this means we get back to you about 1-2 months before the cohort date that you choose, but we’re always trying to improve on this.

See here for some FAQs.