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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 Yorkshire.

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.

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 Yorkshire 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 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.

Useful information:

  • It is a condition of employment to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 for the majority of Healthcare roles. We will seek assurance you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless medically exempt.

Program Length

5 weeks

Monday to Friday, 9am to 4.30pm

100% online delivery

Start Date

6 November 2023
starting salary for Trainee Healthcare Support Workers
4 out of 5 participants have a job within 1 month of graduating

A few simple steps

  1. 15 minutes 1

    Register your interest/ Sign up for the Selection Day

    Fill out some quick details about yourself.

  2. 15 minutes 2

    Functional Skills

    In your own time, complete a functional skills assessment. Don’t worry, you don’t need to have any existing knowledge or experience to be able to complete them.

  3. Allow up to 2 hours 3

    Attend the Information Day

    Intro session: Find out more about this 5 week Health and Care bootcamp, hear from employers and previous bootcamp learners who have now secured employment.

    Next Steps Briefing: We'll talk you through how to complete your application. One of the next steps will involve an informal interview with one of the Team, you can choose to record this in your own time, or have a live zoom call.

  4. 13 March 2023 4

    Programme starts!

    We’ll send you an offer to join the programme, or connect you similar opportunities

  5. 5

    Build your career!

    Continue to advance your career in Health and Care, progressing into new roles within 2 years. Share your successes with the Generation team and stay connected with Generation through our Alumni community.


  • Aged 18+
  • Not currently in education, training, or employment
  • Currently living in West Yorkshire, Harrogate, York, Selby or Barnsley
  • Have the right to work in the UK
  • Available for 5 weeks in March 2023, and ready to start a full time job straight after the course
  • Passionate about a career in healthcare


Funded by

  • European Social Fund Logo

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.

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