43 Kickstart placements now live!

Posted 2 June 2021

Media Trust are proud to be part of the Government’s Kickstart Scheme, working alongside 5 of our industry partners and DiVA Apprenticeships to offer 43 media and creative industry placements.

What is the Kickstart Scheme?

The Kickstart Scheme is a £2 billion Government fund to create 6 month work placements for young people aged 16-24 who are claiming Universal Credit and at risk of long-term unemployment. All roles available on the scheme are for a minimum of 25 hours per week paid at National Minimum Wage, although some employers are choosing to increase this.

Who is eligible?

In order to apply for a role as part of the Kickstart Scheme, you must be:

  • Aged between 16 – 24
  • Claiming Universal Credit
  • Registered with your local Job Centre and be referred to a role by your Job Coach

No previous experience is required to apply for roles on the scheme. These roles have been created specifically to help you gain the experience, knowledge and insight you need to land your first full-time job within the industry. As well as on-the-job experience, you will also receive employability skills training such as CV and cover letter writing, where to search for jobs and interview tips, to help you with your onward career post-placement.

What roles are Media Trust recruiting for?

Working with 5 of our industry partners, we currently have 43 fantastic roles available in London, Bristol and Brighton, specifically created as part of the scheme:

London roles


  • CNN Intern – IT (Production Technology) [EC1V 9BW]
  • CNN Intern – Programming [EC1V 9BW]
  • CNN Intern – Sponsored Features [EC1V 9BW]
  • CNN Intern – Sports Researcher (Digital Sport) [EC1V 9BW]
  • CNN Intern – Sports Researcher (World Sport) [EC1V 9BW]

Future Publishing

  • Trainee News Writer – Decanter [E14 9AP]
  • Trainee News Writer – TechRadar [E14 9AP]
  • Trainee News Writer – Tom’s Guide [E14 9AP]
  • Trainee News Writer – TV Brands [E14 9AP]
  • Trainee News Writer – Wallpaper [E14 9AP]
  • Trainee News Writer – Women’s Lifestyle [E14 9AP]

The National Magazine Company (Hearst UK)

  • Content Trainee – Local Brands [SW1Y 4AJ]
  • Content Trainee – International Brands [SW1Y 4AJ]
  • Media Planner Trainee [SW1Y 4AJ]
  • Sales Support Trainee (Agency Sales) [SW1Y 4AJ]
  • Sales Support Trainee (Agency & Classified Sales) [SW1Y 4AJ]

Immediate Media

  • Editorial Assistant – IM Food Group [W6 7BT]
  • Editorial Assistant – RadioTimes.com [W6 7BT]
  • HR Administrator [W6 7BT]
  • Marketing Administration Assistant – BBC Gardeners World [W6 7BT]
  • Recruitment Administrator [W6 7BT]


  • Broadcast Assistant [NW1 8TT]
  • Development, Production & Editorial Assistant *3 placements available [NW1 8TT]
  • Marketing Assistant [NW1 8TT]
  • Milkshake! Production Assistant  [NW1 8TT]

Warner Bros. International TV Production

  • Digital and Creative Placement [WC1X 8WB]
  • Finance Placement [WC1X 8WB]

Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden

  • Client Services Placement [WD25 7LP]
  • Post-Production Placement [W1D 3RZ]
  • Studio Operations, Facilities Placement [WD25 7LP]

Warner Bros. TV Production

  • Development Researcher, Renegade [WC1X 8TX]
  • Production Placement, Twenty Twenty [WC1X 8TX]
  • Production Placement, Wall to Wall [WC1X 8TX]
  • Finance Placement, Renegade  [WC1X 8TX]

Brighton roles

iCrossing Ltd

  • Junior SEO Analyst Trainee   * 2 placements available [BN1 1ND]

Warner Bros. TV Production

  • Production Placement, Ricochet   * 2 placements available [BN1 3TE]

Bristol roles

Immediate Media

  • Editorial Assistant, HistoryExtra [BS1 4ST]
  • Social Media & Digital Assistant/Writer – MBUK and Cycling Plus [BS1 4ST]

Warner Bros. TV Production

  • Production Placement, Wall to Wall + Twenty Twenty [BS8 1AT]

How to apply

To apply for a Kickstart role, you’ll need to be referred by your Job Coach. If any of the above roles interest you, simply tell your coach the job title, company and postcode (all listed above) and ask for them to refer you to the role. Since your Job Coach is responsible for putting you forward for the role, you’ll need to make sure that you are proactive in ensuring they refer you for any roles you would like to apply for.

Once you’ve been referred, you’ll then be able to submit your application for the role(s) you would like to be considered for.

Deadline: These roles are only available to apply for until Friday 18 June, so get your applications in quick!

Got questions?
If you have any questions about any of the roles, please get in touch with Louise Dempsey at [email protected].

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