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Kickstart your career in healthcare

Do you enjoy caring for people, and seeing them feel better thanks to you?
Then you could make a great Trainee Healthcare Support Worker.

On this 5 week (1 induction week + 4 teaching weeks) online programme you’ll get the knowledge and skills you need to become a Healthcare Support Worker at one of London’s hospitals.

At the end, you’ll have a guaranteed interview for the job, that we will help you prepare for with CV writing workshops, 1:1 mentoring and mock interviews.

Most of our hospital-based Healthcare roles pay at least the London Living Wage.

What jobs could I do after completing the programme?

This programme trains you to become a Trainee Healthcare Support Worker, either in the NHS or in another healthcare provider. You’ll work under the guidance of a healthcare professional such as a nurse and your job will vary depending on where you’re based. For example, in a hospital you may: wash and dress patients. serve meals and help to feed patients. help people to move around.

Who is this programme for?

This programme is open to anyone aged 18+ who is living in London and currently unemployed or working on a zero-hours contract.

You don’t need any qualifications or experience to apply and we particularly encourage applications from people without a university degree.

We are looking for learners who:

  • enjoying working with people and caring for them
  • enjoy working with others in a team
  • can be polite and professional in all situations

What will you gain from the programme?

  • It’s free! Gain all the skills you need to kickstart a career in healthcare, at no cost.
  • Average estimated average salary of £23k in your first role and access to future progression opportunities
  • Continue to claim benefits and Universal Credit throughout the programme
  • Grow in confidence and resilience, while building your first professional network in the classroom.
  • Preparation for the Care Certificate qualification that you will gain once you are working.

Program Length

5 weeks

Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

Start Date

Coming Soon
£24k typical starting salary for Trainee Healthcare Support Workers

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A Few Simple Steps

  1. 15 minutes 1

    Register your interest

    Fill out some quick details about yourself
    Register Interest

  2. 1/2 day 2

    Taster session

    Come to one of our taster sessions to understand more about the programme and the role, and to learn how to be successful in your application

  3. 1-2 hours 3

    Complete some online tasks

    In your own time, complete some tasks related to the programme. Don’t worry, you don’t need to have any existing knowledge or experience to be able to complete them.

  4. 1 hour 4

    Meet us face-to-face

    We use this time to get to know you better as a person, to learn about your motivation to do the programme, and to understand how we could best support you to complete it successfully.

  5. 5

    Programme starts!

    We’ll let you know next steps of your application, which will either be to join the programme, or a referral to further opportunities


  • Aged 18+
  • Not currently in education, training, or employment
  • Currently living in London
  • Have the right to work in the UK
  • Available for 5 weeks, and ready to start a full time job straight after the course
  • Passionate about a career in healthcare


Where could the job lead?

Once you qualify as a Healthcare Support Worker, your career can develop in many directions. You could:

  • Become a Senior Healthcare Support Worker
  • Specialise in a skill such as blood-taking
  • Go on to do a full nursing qualification

Got a question?
Drop an email to uksupport@generation.org and we'll be happy to have a chat.

Skills Earned

Technical Skills

We'll help you learn the technical skills with lots of hands-on, interactive sessions. By the end, you'll know:

  • Introduction to key Healthcare Support Worker skills
  • Preparation for the Care Certificate
  • How to be successful at interview

Behavior & Mindsets

Learn how to:

  • Deal with any problem
  • Communicate effectively
  • Work in a team
  • Manage your time

What your journey will look like

  • 1

    Complete your application

    Go through the selection process outlined earlier
  • 2

    Meet your mentor

    If you gain a place, you’ll meet with your mentor before the programme starts to make sure you have all the support you need to achieve your potential.
  • 3

    Start your training

    The programme begins! You’ll learn the behaviours, mindsets and technical skills to succeed in the end role.
  • 4

    Get ready for your interview

    As training progresses, you'll work with the Generation team on your interview technique and creating your personal statement to submit to the hospital.
  • 5


    Graduate and celebrate your achievement with your friends and family.
  • 6

    Interview and start in your role

    You’ll interview with the hospital, who have vacancies reserved especially for Generation graduates. We’ll continue to support you as you start in your new role.

How we prepare you

In a world of job training programs, Generation takes a different approach to help you succeed. Generation instructors and mentors get to know each student and are there with resources, tools, and information if a student encounters a barrier.


The instructors and mentors at Generation aren't just teachers, they're coaches who stand by their students through successes and challenges.

CV Building

The right CV can open the door to new career opportunities. Generation students learn how to create a CV that showcases their skills and experiences.

Interview Rehearsal

By conducting mock interviews, then providing real-time feedback and coaching, the Generation team ensures that all graduates feel confident and prepared to interview.

Ongoing Support

After graduation, mentors and instructors continue to check in with alums, providing support with the job search and advice for continued success.

Ongoing benefits of Generation

A Trusted Network

Continued contact with the Generation graduate network


Events and workshops to help you keep growing

Give Back

Become a mentor to help others


Troubleshoot your job challenges