Accelerate your career in a full-time generalist role at a top startup. For proactive people with ~1-3 years of experience.

What is a Generalist? 

 

Generalist roles are flexible and varied by nature, giving you the opportunity to get stuck into different areas of a business. They’re perfect roles if you don’t want to specialise, and are keen to diversify your skillset. Our programme is designed for people with some experience (~1-3 years), particularly in consulting, corporates, or other startups or professional environments, who are keen to build a career in startups.

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Why Jumpstart?

30+

top startups pitching their roles to you.

£30-50K

starting salary (depending on experience) with equity or options. We’ll help you negotiate.

350+

alumni placed in top startups.

Week 1 - Startup Spotlights

Startup spotlights 🧑‍💻

In Week 1, ~25 fast-growing, high-impact startups will pitch their junior generalist roles to you over Zoom. Ask founders questions directly, quiz them about their business, and dig into the company culture before interviewing.

Our Startups 🚀

Our startups work within sectors such as tech, tech-for-good, sustainability, the arts, health, consumer, finance, AI, and much more. These are exciting companies making real impact.

Startup Education 📖

Our spotlights are a great way to get to grips with the startup ecosystem, learn more about trends in tech, and help you work out if startups are the right fit for you.

Choose your startups ✅

Go straight to interview with your favourite startups. We’ll help you choose the companies and roles best suited to your experience level.

Weeks 2 to 4 - Go Straight to Interview

Interview Training 💪

We’ll deliver training to help you smash the startup interview. From answering those tricky questions, to creating the perfect case study, to nailing your elevator pitch, will give you all the tips you need to succeed!

Meet the startups 👋

We’ll introduce you to your favourite startups, and they’ll take over the interview process from there. The interview period takes 2-3 weeks, and our cohort manager will be there update you on the process, answer your questions, and give you advice.

Get an Offer 🤝

Most startups will give you an offer within the first few weeks of being on the programme. If you're unlucky and don't get a role first time round, you'll be invited again to our next round of spotlights.

Week 4 onwards - Join our community

Your Career Parachute 🪂

Start your new role and accelerate your professional development with our ongoing support, training, and guidance.

Training 🏋️

Receive Startup 101 training to help you hit the ground running on your role, and have ongoing access to our training and resources to help you succeed.

Mentorship 👋

Get matched with an industry mentor who'll guide you throughout your work life - whether you’re thinking about broaching a tricky conversation, or making your next career move.

Network 🎉

Our alumni community is a place for you to connect with and support one another as you navigate the startup world. Connect over our community Slack channel, or join one of our many socials throughout the year to meet people in person.

Our Generalist Roles

 

Best suited to people with ~1-3 years experience, generalist roles are flexible and varied by nature, giving you the opportunity to get stuck into a bunch of different areas in a business and diversify your skillset. We'll help you find the perfect role that matches your experience level.

Our Generalist Roles

Best suited to people with ~1-3 years experience, generalist roles are flexible and varied by nature, giving you the opportunity to get stuck into a bunch of different areas in a business and diversify your skillset. We'll help you find the perfect role that matches your experience level.

Our Generalist Roles

Best suited to people with ~1-3 years experience, generalist roles are flexible and varied by nature, giving you the opportunity to get stuck into a bunch of different areas in a business and diversify your skillset. We'll help you find the perfect role that matches your experience level.

Our Generalist Roles

Best suited to people with ~1-3 years experience, generalist roles are flexible and varied by nature, giving you the opportunity to get stuck into a bunch of different areas in a business and diversify your skillset. We'll help you find the perfect role that matches your experience level.

Founder’s Associate 🚀

Founder’s Associates are generalists who work directly with a startup founder on strategic initiatives, marketing, operations, product development, fundraising, 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. Best suited to people with a little professional experience, whether that be in corporates, startups, scaleups, or otherwise.

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.

Upskill and fuel your startup career

 

“Without Jumpstart, I would never have had the confidence or knowledge to pursue a career in a startup. They open a door to the startup world whilst providing the support, community and education to help you walk through it.”

Georgia Mason Founder Associate, Tenyks
Jumpstart Candidate

“Finding Jumpstart was a breath of fresh air. Being able to hear directly from the founder gives you a deeper understanding of what the role actually involves”

Emily Wood Head of Partnerships at Ledgy

“I love the variety involved in my day-to-day role. In fast-paced, high-growth startup fashion, my priorities and focuses change with the businesses, and the amount of exposure across the suite of business activities which comes with that is really cool.”

Charlotte Rowell Founder Associate @ Zero Gravity

“You get genuine practical training on the programme, which I use in my job everyday”

Paradis Farahati Omnichannel Analyst at Heroes

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

The Application Process

Know someone who could be a good fit? Refer a friend

 

Our generalist programme is best suited to those with ~1-3 years of experience who are looking to accelerate their career at a top startup.

1

Apply with CV

(30 seconds)

2

Zoom Interview

(40 mins)

3

Join our Programme

(3 weeks +)