The Start-Up Graduate Programme

We choose and train the top 1% of grads from 1000+ applicants per month

What we do

Every 2 months, we select the best 10 grads from 1000+ applicants

Top 1%

We train them to ensure they hit the ground running.

We place them with selected start-ups

Meet a couple of our graduates.


Current role

  • Joined Stuart as a Business Analyst in Sep'20


  • 1st class degree in Manufacturing Engineering, Cambridge University

  • 5x University hackathon winner

Experience & achievements

  • Creator of 2x mobile games, with a combined 500k downloads

  • Founded "Be a Local Hero" during lockdown to help local businesses

Current role

  • Joined Lick as a Brand & Marketing Associate in Sep'20


  • 1st class degree in Geoscience, Durham University

  • 2x scholarships awarded

Experience & achievements

  • Vice President of a fashion show which raised over £8500 for charity

  • Founded a 200+ member society that won 'Society of the Year’


What our start-up partners say about us.

Jumpstart presented a fantastic set of graduates and we were able to make a rapid hiring decision at a time of critical need without compromising on quality.

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Head of Business Operations,


Working with Jumpstart was quick and easy. We were able to go from candidate shortlist to hire in a matter of two weeks; saving us from the pain of going though 500+ CVs. A great hiring hack for any startup looking for graduate level talent!

Head of Marketing,

Tonic Health

We were looking for a junior gem for our Programme Coordinator role. We weren’t even sure that we were going to hire a grad for this position, but we ended up doing so because Jumpstart introduced us to the best candidate by far! 

Programme Director,

Founders Factory 

I wasn’t sure whether or not we even wanted a graduate, but Jumpstart had such great graduates that we soon changed our minds…

Co-founder & COO,

Treasury Spring

We found a perfect graduate who just wants to problem solve and is really keen to get stuck in!

Co-founder and MD,


The quality of the candidate provided to us by Jumpstart was exceptional.  Having access to candidates of this quality from day one is a huge time saver, as the process of finding great candidates is typically long and arduous.  We would happily work with them again on future roles.

Fund Team Manager,

Entrepreneur First