Kickstart scheme

We are delighted to announce that we are hosting a number of Kickstart placements at NNUH.

These are six-month placements by which you’d be contracted to work 25 hours a week. All Kickstart employees receive national minimum wage as well as annual leave entitlement.

During your placement, you’ll be assigned a work mentor as well as support from a Career Facilitator who will meet with them every two weeks. You’d be required to attend a series of employability skills workshops, as well as complete a work/learning diary.

Following the completion of your placement, you’ll be guaranteed an interview with the Admin and Clerical or Healthcare Assistant Bank.

Who can apply?

The Kickstart Scheme is suitable for those aged 16-24, currently on Universal Credit, and facing long-term unemployment.

We are looking for individuals who are passionate about pursuing a career in the NHS, understand the placement requirements, and have a willingness to learn.

Candidates should be reliable, well presented, and be able to demonstrate the NNUH PRIDE Values.

Our Kickstart Placements

We are offering Kickstart placements in a variety of both clinical and non-clinical roles:

  • Housekeeper- available in a variety of department settings
  • Clinical Engineering Assistant
  • Laboratory Specimen Receptionist
  • Administrator- Variety of department settings including Health & Wellbeing, Workforce, and Pharmacy
  • Care Assistant placements- Inpatient Physio Assistant, Rehabilitation & Wellbeing Assistant, Dementia Support Worker Assistant
  • Housekeeper- Variety of department settings
  • Clinical Engineering Assistant
  • Laboratory Specimen Receptionist

To find out more about the Kickstart placements we are offering or to apply for a placement, please speak to your Jobcentre Work Coach.  To receive an application pack and details on placement descriptions, please email