Recruiting the very best talent is so important to us that we have someone working on it full time. The opportunity to find new colleagues to fit our fast-growing business is undoubtedly exciting and the detailed selection process has been painstakingly put together to ensure best results.
Simply being outstanding in your chosen field isn’t enough. We screen for organisational fit knowing that it’s how we do things in Jumpstart that is as valued as what we do!
Of course recruitment is just the first step on the journey into the Jumpstart Academy. On your first day as a Jumpstarter, you embark upon a thorough induction process exposing you to everything in our business from our dynamic business development to our quality delivery process. Thereafter, everyone progresses through the bespoke training and development delivered in Jumpstart Academy.
Have you got what it takes to join the Jumpstart Team?
It is imperative for anyone joining the Jumpstart journey that they thrive in a vibrant, constantly changing and growing company.
Here’s what we are currently looking for:
Technical Analysts (from a range of disciplines)
... especially software and electronics!
Technical Analysts (TAs) work in the Technical Delivery Team. In this role you take responsibility for the management and delivery of successful R&D Tax Credit claims for UK-wide clients. The Delivery Team operates across a variety of areas such as: Manufacturing; Engineering; Food & Drink; Biology; Pharmaceuticals and other technology driven sectors.
Technical Analysts are trained in the other industry sectors to a project assessment level. This enables cross-disciplinary working, and the ability to interface with clients whose multiple projects often straddle a variety of departments.
We operate a generous bonus scheme along with additional benefits.
To tell us about yourself, please send your CV and a cover letter to Sharon:
What’s it like to live and work in Edinburgh?
“I have only really just moved to Edinburgh but my overall impression is that despite being a capital city it does not feel enormous in fact quite the opposite it seems that you can walk most of the "city" quite quickly and I have found it quite easy to acclimatise having never previously lived in a city before.”
“Very nice people, shops and architecture. It has a refined feel to it and I like the fact that there is always different people passing through as well as having locals.”
“It also seems that every type of hobby or sport would be catered for.”
“Lots of friendly pubs and great restaurants (particularly where we are in the west end) or right in the centre but also down in Stockbridge and out towards Newington.”
“Overall I would say that Edinburgh has been great for me because it does not feel intimidating or huge and yet caters for everyone’s taste.”
What’s it like to work in Jumpstart?
People working in Jumpstart share a set of values, emphasising how they do things in the business. Here is their “Values Mountain – Our Wow Factor!” You will find this refreshing!
“As a TA, I think the aspects of the job that I like most are the variety of companies that we visit and also the enthusiasm that is expressed by some of the clients when you engage them about their work. Coming from a scientific, and mainly academic background, its great to go into a business and to be able to apply your knowledge in a different way! It's also really good to know that for the smaller clients, the work that we are doing will really be of significant benefit to the individuals we are meeting. So it’s really nice when they engage - because you really do feel that you are helping them find the best way through an obstacle course.”
“The job gives you an amazing opportunity to project and team manage.”
“Joining a company at a time when your opinion is valued, such as being able to improve in-house procedures, suggest new directions for the company. To be given responsibilities early on in the job was a real plus point for me, as it takes you out of your comfort zone and ultimately means you are always challenging yourself, which at my stage of my career is something I get very excited about!”
“Dynamic, varied, exciting, self-directing, fun!”
“I feel like I have developed a lot since the day I walked in the door. One of the things that attracted me to this job was variety and I've had great exposure to new things. I've have already met with managing directors of all types of companies, getting to understand the work they do. My job is to talk to them about their projects, see the types of R&D they are doing, learn about their failures and successes and explain to them how their work can qualify for government support. After the meeting I produce a report of our conversation, and then it's on to the next client.”
“dynamic, positive, enthusiastic, friendly, rewarding, value our people, successful, fast-paced, responsive and limitless…”