The Start-Up Graduate Programme

We choose and train the top 1% hungriest and smartest early careerists and match them with start-ups

What we do

We receive 1,000+ applicants per month and select the top 1%

hungriest and smartest 

Top 1%

We train them for 40+ hours to ensure they hit the ground running.

We match them with selected start-ups - most commonly in generalist or marketing positions

Meet a few of our previous early careerists.


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Current role

  • Joined Stuart as a Business Analyst in Sep'20


  • 1st class degree in Manufacturing Engineering, Cambridge University

Experience & achievements

  • Founder & creator of 2x mobile games, with a combined 500k downloads

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

  • 5x University hackathon winner

Current role


  • BSc Chemistry at Warwick University

Experience & achievements

  • Founder of Skout Events - generated £25,000+ in revenue, scaled to 16 events over the academic year and employed 20-40 students

  • BDR at Nylas (SaaS) - achieved 100% of target

  • Intern at DRNK? App - independently created a bar activation campaign that led to 2000+ new users, built partnerships with 30+ hostels in Europe.



Current role

  • Operations / Content & Curriculum Manager at Zzish (joined Jan'20)


  • 1st class degree in Social Anthropology at LSE

Experience & achievements

  • Founder and Educational lead - trained & led a team of 7 volunteers to deliver English language classes for refugees & asylum seekers 

  • Events & Volunteers Manager at Student Action for Refugees – delivered events for 900+ people; raised £5k for charity

  • Communications and Advocacy Officer – managed comms between 4 international partners, shared work with stakeholders 



What our start-up partners say about our early careerists.

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,


Jumpstart really took the time to understand our needs – which led to an INCREDIBLY efficient and amazing hire!

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Co-founder & COO,


Jumpstart provided YuLife with an absolute rockstar of a graduate

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Vice President of Marketing, YuLife

We were looking for a junior gem and we weren’t even sure that we were going to hire a grad for this position, but did because Jumpstart introduced us to the best candidate by far! 

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Programme Director,

Founders Factory 

Bud's experience hiring from Jumpstart was fantastic. With the quality of the graduates, it made us question if we had room to hire more than we set out to



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