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The Kickstart Scheme is an initiative created by the UK government to get more young people, aged between 16-24, into employment. In exchange for hiring out-of-work candidates that meet the scheme’s eligibility criteria, the government will cover the full employment costs of each individual hired.

Young people are amongst the hardest hit by the Covid-19 global pandemic. As of August 2020, the number of British 16-24-year-old claiming unemployment benefits stood at 537,700. This is an increase of 122% since March of the same year. Furthermore, over the same time period, the UK economy has seen a total of 730,000 thousand jobs vanish from the payroll, reflecting the difficulty young people face in finding a job in the current climate. In response to these alarming statistics the UK government has decided to take action.


Chipkoo Global Virtual Internships are taking students through those first steps in their career journey. The Chipkoo Internship program enabling work experiences grow skills, build resumes, extend networks and instill confidence along with being hired based on performances. Chipkoo Internships are enabling students to prototype different careers as well as build tangible global experiences and professional networks they can maintain beyond the experience.


Chipkoo Labs Internship Programs includes variety of industries and disciplines. From working directly with global firms to supporting and volunteering for international employers, you’ll have the opportunity to explore different roles and company cultures.