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Kickstart your career in healthcare

Are you a jobseeker aged 18 or over? Do you enjoy caring for people, and seeing them feel better thanks to you?

Then you could make a great Healthcare Support Worker.

On this 5 week online programme you’ll get the knowledge and skills you need to secure a role within the NHS in Manchester.

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 with 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.

Once the programme has finished, we will support you with your application within the NHS into either an apprentice healthcare support worker role (if you have been in the UK/EEA for 3 years or more) or for a role in a community care provider.

Who is this programme for?

This programme is open to anyone aged 18+ who is living in Greater Manchester 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.
  • Free IT support – if you need a laptop, webcam, or internet connectivity to help you access the boot-camp, we’ll provide it while you study, free of charge
  • Average estimated starting salary from £20-22k 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.

All Generation bootcamps are delivered online via Zoom.

Program Length

5 weeks

Monday to Friday, 9am to 4.30pm

100% online delivery

Start Date

Coming Soon

Requirements

  • Aged 18+
  • Available for 5 weeks, and ready to start a full time job straight after the course
  • Not currently in education, training or stable employment (zero-hours contracts are accepted)
  • Have the relevant Right to Work in the UK (Student Visas, Graduate Visas, Skilled Worker Visas and Youth Mobility Visas not eligible)
  • Passionate about a career in healthcare
  • Currently living in Greater Manchester
4 out of 5 participants have a job within 3 months of graduating

Coming Soon

A few simple steps

Take a look at the application journey
  1. 10 minutes 1

    Application form

    Fill out some quick details about yourself to confirm your eligibility. If you meet the eligibility requirements, you'll then go through to the "Your Details" section so we can find out a little bit more about you, to enable us to provide the right support and advice.

  2. 2 hours 2

    Information Session – Find out more!

    A live, interactive information session. If you are unable to attend, or this event has passed when you apply, we will send you a recording.

    In this session, you will:

    - Gain an insight into a career in Healthcare and hear from an employer
    - Receive an overview of what you'll learn from the course instructor
    - Learn about the Generation experience from previous participants
    - Find out more about our Healthcare programme and next steps

    Come prepared with any questions you want to ask us!

  3. 1 hour 3

    Group Task & Interview

    Book onto an interactive zoom meeting with fellow applicants to take part in a fun group activity together that looks at your communication and teamwork skills. Following the group task, you will complete your individual one-on-one interview with a member of the Generation team so that we can find out more about you and your reasons for wanting to join the bootcamp.

  4. 10 minutes 4

    Document Uploads

    Upload some documents to confirm your Right to Work in the UK and your current Employment Status, along with Proof of Address. We will need to see these documents before we can give you an offer for the course.

  5. 30 minutes 5

    Functional Skills Benchmark

    We will send you a link to complete a short functional skills Maths and English assessment. Both assessments will need to be completed before we can send offers.

  6. 30 minutes 6

    Mentor Conversation

    If the programme seems like a good fit for you after your interview and group activity, we will invite you to have a conversation with someone from our mentorship team to find out what support you may need if successful in gaining a place on the bootcamp.

  7. 1 week 7

    Offer & Welcome

    If successful, we'll make you a conditional offer to join our 5 week bootcamp in time for the welcome period, which starts 1 week before the course start date. During the welcome period, you'll take part in a few online activities to get to know the amazing bootcamp staff who will be supporting you throughout your training.

  8. 5 weeks 8

    Start your bootcamp!

    Clear your diary for 5 weeks to start this remote learning journey with us to become a Healthcare Support Worker!


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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 healthcareprogramme@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

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.

Coaching

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

Events and workshops to help you keep growing

Give Back

Become a mentor to help others

Support

Troubleshoot your job challenges