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Kickstart Scheme

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We're signed up to the Kickstart scheme!

Created by the government, the scheme aims to offer valuable work experience for those aged between 16 - 24 who are currently receiving Universal Credit.

When we heard about Kickstart we absolutely knew we wanted to get involved. At the heart of Go Ape is our values which include ‘Well-rewarded careers’ and ‘Do the right thing’.

We want to do the right thing by you! Kickstart placements at Go Ape are in an exciting environment with a friendly bunch of people, we want you to get the best experience and be able to move on to great things!

Who knows by the end of your placement you may even be able to join the Tribe permanently if the right opportunity was available!

From January onwards we're creating over 100 roles across the UK in our 35 locations!

Watch the video below to find out more about working for Go Ape.


SITE, Ops & Customer Roles

  • Local Marketing Assistant - this exciting role will help manage the sites social media accounts and will be key in building local partnerships.

  • Maintenance Assistant - this role will assist in the maintenance across the activities at site, enabling our customers to have the best experience every time.

  • Customer Experience Assistant - giving our customers a WOW experience every time is at the heart of everything we do, this role will ensure every customer is made to feel like they're part of the Tribe!
  • Site Photographer - We're recruiting for Site Photographers who'll be able to capture our customers most adventurous moments!
  • Retail Specialist - to help us with all things retail we'll be looking for Retail Specialists who can help us to display, sell and manage our merchandise at site.

  • Construction Assistant - helping our Construction team with the construction and maintenance of our courses across the UK.

  • Customer Care Assistant - working within the customer care team these roles will provide exceptional customer support whilst being knowledgeable and helpful to resolve all queries
  • Local Marketing Co-ordinator - this role will help co-ordinate the Local Marketing Assistants working at site.


  • Partnership Administrator - working alongside our Partnerships Director, this role will ensure all administrative tasks linked to partnerships are actioned.

  • IT Service Desk - helping our IT team in supporting our Tribe with their IT queries and equipment.

  • Customer Insight - working with our Marketing team this role will delve into the data we have on our customers to enable us to understand them better
  • Artworker - on all things creative we need Artworkers to provide our Sites and Support Teams with exciting creative assets.

  • Corporate Social Responsibility - this role will focus on doing the right thing, whether this be in the business or in the community.

  • Marketing Executive - working in the Marketing team this role will help work on campaigns and promotions.

  • Social Media Executive - this role will manage our central social media accounts and provide training and guidance to our site teams.

  • Payroll Assistant - helping our Payroll Manager to complete tasks in line with payroll deadlines.

  • SRO Executive - helping in our Marketing team this role will assist in operating our Booking System.


  • You'll be able to apply for our Kickstart jobs from January 2021
  • All placements are 6 months long and for a minimum of 25 hours per week. Placements will start at various points up until December 2021
  • All roles will receive a full induction, relevant training, IT equipment and any uniform needed for the role
  • Throughout the placements we'll be offering CV workshops and mock interviews to ready you for future employment
  • To apply for Kickstart roles you need to be receiving Universal Credit and aged between 16 - 24
  • To apply just contact your local Job Centre who'll be able to put you in touch with us if you match with one of our roles.

Contact your local Job Centre to find Kickstart opportunities