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
We choose the 30 most exciting, socially impactful and best paid start-up opportunities to come and pitch to you in 20 min zoom calls every month.
Job offer within weeks
You choose the companies you want to interview with and you'll go straight to interview. We give you one on one CV coaching & bespoke interview training to help you land the job.
Once you start your job, you get a week of training, 1 on 1 mentorship, ongoing support and will join a fast growing alumni network (with much more to come). See more here.
"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
Read some case studies about a few of our previous early careerists by clicking on the photos:
Grads get 1+ offers in 2 wks
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 20 min Zoom calls.
See below for just a few of the start-ups we've placed early careerists with before:
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
Once your role is confirmed you will join a Jumpstart cohort. Each cohort immediately receives 50+ 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?
Apply with CV
Both the founders of Jumpstart remember how painful the application process for grad schemes can be. We have therefore tried to make our application process as painless as possible: you can apply in 30 seconds with your CV (article here on how best to succeed) 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 humanly can. Normally this means that 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.
Currently working? Not a problem. The programme is flexible for those in work and only kicks off when the time is right for you.