Aquinas Trust            

Kickstart Scheme

The Kickstart Scheme provides a fully funded opportunity for young people to gain invaluable and rewarding work placements for 6 months (with opportunity to extend for a further 6 months) designed to bring them closer to employment in their choice of career.  

The Kickstart Scheme is open to 16-24 year olds, who are claiming Universal Credit, and are at risk of long term unemployment.  If you have a work coach they will talk to you about the Kickstart Scheme and whether it’s right for you. 

Whether you have considered working in education or not, a placement in one of our schools will significantly improve your chances of finding your ideal job, build your confidence and get you the valuable skills employers across the country require. 

In addition to amazing paid work experience, you will get access to a wealth of accredited employability online skills training on an award winning platform, ensuring that you gain the knowledge and confidence to succeed in the workplace. 

Taking a placement in one of our schools will really help your CV stand out and give you the experience and qualifications to make employers take notice. 

We have a number of vacancies as follows:

Bishop Justus CE School:  Facilities Assistant 

Bishop Justus CE School:  Classroom Assistant 


Cudham CE Primary School:  Facilities Assistant 

Cudham CE Primary School:  PE Assistant 

Cudham CE Primary School:  Classroom Assistant 


Parish CE Primary School:  Facilities Assistant 

Parish CE Primary School:  Grounds Maintenance Assistant 

Parish CE Primary School:  Inclusion and Family Worker Assistant 

Parish CE Primary School:  Office Assistant 

Parish CE Primary School:  Art and DT Technician 


St. George’s CE Primary School:  Library and Mid-day Assistant 

St. George’s CE Primary School:  Grounds Maintenance Assistant 

St. George’s CE Primary School:  IT Assistant 

St. George’s CE Primary School:  Classroom Assistant 


St. John’s CE Primary School:  IT Assistant 

St. John’s CE Primary School:  Facilities Assistant 

St. John’s CE Primary School:  Classroom Assistant 


St. Mark’s CE Primary School:  Outdoor Play and General Assistant 


Trinity CE Primary School:  Inclusion and Indoor Play Assistant 

Trinity CE Primary School:  Library Assistant 

Trinity CE Primary School:  Outdoor Play Assistant 

Trinity CE Primary School:  IT Assistant 

Trinity CE Primary School:  Facilities Assistant


Keston and St. Nicholas CE Primary Schools:  Outdoor Play and Learning Assistant 

Please click here for the Application Form.

Please click here for the Job Description.

Aquinas is committed to safeguarding the young people in our care and we expect all our staff to share this commitment.  The successful applicant will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check.