We help grads with 0-2 years experience land full-time roles in top startups. Join the programme now.

Why Jumpstart?

50

top startups pitching their roles to you over Zoom.

£30-40K

starting salary with equity or options. We’ll help you negotiate.

130

grads and professionals placed in top startups.

Help you get the job

Startup Spotlights

50 top startups pitch their roles to your cohort over Zoom. Hear directly from the team and founders, quiz them on their product, and get a feel for the company culture. As one of our alum said, “you don’t get vibes from a job description”.

Training Programme

Get trained and upskilled in professional communication, problem solving, and fundamental startup knowledge. An alum described it as “all the training you never knew you needed”. We can adapt our training for anyone currently working.

Interview Prep

We’ll help you ace your interview (we’ve spoken to 100s of startups so know exactly what they look for). Most of our grads secure a job they love within two weeks.

Help you on the job

Network

As a JS alumni, you’ll join a community of hundreds of entrepreneurs, marketers, operators and strategists who will continue to help you throughout your career. It’s the best way to kickstart your professional network.

Mentorship

You’ll get ongoing, 1:1 mentorship from an expert in your chosen field. Their support and guidance will be invaluable throughout your work life - whether you’re thinking about broaching a tricky conversation, asking for a salary increase, or making your next career move.

Socials

Join us for tons of socials every month - from role-specific supper clubs, to bowling, to pub quizzes, to networking events. You’ll meet some of the smartest, most proactive people you’ve ever met, and many of them will become friends for life.

Get Hired as Founder’s Associate

Lots of our grads aren’t 100% sure which role they’d want, while others have a very specific idea of what they want to do. Either way - we can help! A core part of our training is to help you figure out which role and startup would suit you best.

Get Hired as Marketing Associate

Lots of our grads aren’t 100% sure which role they’d want, while others have a very specific idea of what they want to do. Either way - we can help! A core part of our training is to help you figure out which role and startup would suit you best.

Get Hired as Operations Executive

Lots of our grads aren’t 100% sure which role they’d want, while others have a very specific idea of what they want to do. Either way - we can help! A core part of our training is to help you figure out which role and startup would suit you best.

Get Hired as Business Analyst

Lots of our grads aren’t 100% sure which role they’d want, while others have a very specific idea of what they want to do. Either way - we can help! A core part of our training is to help you figure out which role and startup would suit you best.

Get Hired as Something Else?

Lots of our grads aren’t 100% sure which role they’d want, while others have a very specific idea of what they want to do. Either way - we can help! A core part of our training is to help you figure out which role and startup would suit you best.

Founder’s Associate

Founder’s Associates are generalists who work directly with a startup founder on strategic initiatives, marketing, operations, sales and much more. This role is an exceptional opportunity for anyone keen to quickly climb the ranks and form part of the senior leadership team within a couple of years.

Marketing Associate

Marketing is about understanding the customer, and reaching the right people in the most engaging way. If you're people-focused and love thinking creatively, you might like a marketing role.

Operations Executive

Operators form the backbone of the company, making sure it runs efficiently and with a solid strategy. If you're super organised and practical, operations could be a great fit for you.

Business Analyst

Analysts excel at crunching the data to find unique ways to improve products, make forecasts, and identify operational issues. The best Analysts can relate the detail to the bigger picture.

Something else?

Each cohort has a real variety of roles, so you’ll definitely find something that suits you. You might even be surprised about which role takes your fancy when you start hearing from the startup founders and teams. Our startup spotlights (where you hear directly from teams and founders over Zoom) demystify roles that can often be a little confusing when they’re written in a job description.

We help you find the right startup and the right role for you.

Ellie Cole: making retirement joyful with The Joy Club

Ellie studied at Cambridge before joining Jumpstart's March cohort last year. She started working as a Membership Executive and is now Community Manager at The Joy Club.

Daniel Leung: Where AI meets sustainability

Daniel studied Engineering at UCL and Economics at LSE before joining Jumpstart's July 2021 cohort. 

Hatty Tagart: working in social media at a tech startup

Hatty studied English at Durham, where she was vice president of a charity fashion show, before joining our February 2022 cohort.

Paradis Farahati: from music student to analyst

Paradis studied Music at Oxford, where she was also the First Year Officer for her college, before joining our November 2021 cohort. She then joined Heroes as...

Nadia Elgaddal: Changing the game in women’s health

Nadia got onto Jumpstart after applying for a second time, and is now Marketing Associate at Vira Health, working on improving menopause care.

Edward Anders: Why I chose the Founder’s Associate Role

Edward studied Economics and Politics at Bristol before joining Jumpstart's July 2021 cohort and landing a role at Compose as Founder's Associate.

Our alumni join startups working in sustainability

Our alumni join startups working in climate tech

Our alumni join startups working in healthcare

Our alumni join startups working in financial tech

Our alumni join startups working in crypto

Our alumni join startups working in consumer

Our alumni join startups working in FemTech

We work with hundreds of startups, and around 50 pitch their roles to each cohort.

The Application Process

Our grads programme is best suited to those with 0-2 years of experience. We admit people based on their potential, and evidence of proactivity. We love hearing about your side hustles, startups (failed or otherwise!), blogs, sporting achievements, social accounts, interests, ideas or ambitions.

1

Apply with CV

(30 seconds)

2

Written Assessment

(20 mins)

3

Zoom Interview

(40 mins)