If you have 0-8 years experience, and you’re interested in getting a full-time role at a top startup, Jumpstart is for you.
If you have 0-2 years experience, you should apply for our grad programme. If you have 3-8 years experience, our career switcher programme is for you.
It takes 30 seconds to to apply (just upload your CV), so it’s worth doing even if you’re not sure what exactly you want to do!
If you have 0-2 years experience, you should apply for our grad programme. If you have more than 2 years experience (preferably 3-8 years), then our switcher programme is for you.
Not sure where you fit in, or have a question about your experience? Please reach out!
Some people who join us have a very specific idea of the role and company they want to work for, others are very open.
Either way, it’s worth applying to the programme (it takes 30 secs to apply with your CV). We’ll talk you through your options and help you find the perfect role for you.
Yes! You can apply now and choose a future cohort starting date – either for later this year or for 2023.
Yes you can still apply! We’d encourage you to look into all of your options so you can decide what’s for you. We’ve had candidates join Jumpstart when they had offers from corporates, but ultimately end up choosing a startup.
We are able to consider applicants that are on a Graduate Visa (2 years post-study Visa). However, we are unable to provide sponsorship to graduates or students who do not qualify for this Visa.
We close applications 3-4 days before the cohort start date.
The final stage of the Jumpstart application process is a 45 minute interview with a member of the team.
Just prior to the interview, you will be given a 40 minute task to complete. The first half of the interview will focus on discussing this task, and the second half will focus on your interests and motivations in being part of the programme.
Interviews are held anywhere between a month and two weeks before your preferred cohort start date.
You can expect to receive an update on your application status within two weeks of your preferred cohort’s start date (the cohort that you applied to join). If this date has passed, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org for an update.
We will only take your most recent application into consideration, so if you accidentally apply with the wrong CV/information etc. please resubmit your updated version!
It’s free! There’s no cost to you or your salary.
All of the startups we work with are incredibly invested in their teams, and want to work with great people, so they pay us a fee when they hire someone through our programme (this fee is independent of you and your salary).
Our graduate cohorts run once a month, every month. Our switcher cohorts occur more sporadically across the year. You can check the application page for the next upcoming cohort.
Yes please! Some of our best candidates have come via referrals, so we always appreciate it when you put someone forward for the programme.
Plus, if you refer someone who ends up getting a job via the programme, we’ll send you £50 as a thank you.
All salaries are negotiable, but tend to be in this region, most often with shares or options on top:
Grad programme: £30,000-£45,000.
Switcher programme: £50,000-£80,000.
The Founder’s Associate role is one that we really focus on with the Jumpstart Graduate Programme. It is best summarised as being ‘the right hand person’ of the founder, helping them with all ‘non technical’ aspects of the business when a startup is in its infancy. This can include fundraising, helping with building and structuring the team, strategy, analysis and customer interviews, as well as marketing. It is a very cross functional role which helps you work out where you want to specialise in the future.
Caitlin, one of our team members, has summarised how the role can develop in this post.
Not if you apply for a startup through Jumpstart! You may have heard the statistic that 99% of startups fail. Well, not our startups!
We hand-pick the lineup of startups for each cohort based on a number of criteria, including:
- Financial security: your startup will be well-funded or VC-backed!
- Impact and Innovation: we select startups that are having a positive impact on society, and are doing something different and exciting
- Support: we make sure our startups are ready and willing to put in the work to support you, and help you thrive in the startup world.
This means that any startup you join through Jumpstart will offer you a stable, supportive career. Plus, the Jumpstart team are always there to support you on the role and address any questions or queries!