Fantastic Kickstart career opportunities available with the NHS. Just use our simple web tool to locate a suitable placement that you like, then fill in the easy application and that’s it!

The Kickstart Scheme is a fantastic way for you to start on a career pathway with the NHS working within General Practice, Dental Practices and the Health & Social Care sector. The Kickstart Scheme will support you in developing new skills and experience whilst working in a vibrant environment on a quality paid placement and with the potential of a permanent progressive career position on completion of your 6-month placement.  

Throughout your initial 6-month placement we will assign you a mentor, this mentor will support, coach and guide you through your training and work with you and the employer to ensure you are working to your full potential in the new role. 

What can I expect from a kickstart role?

Taking a kickstart role means you will get 25 hours of paid work every week in an environment where you will constantly be improving your skills and developing new ones. You will learn how to work effectively and efficiently as part of a team and on your own. 

Feedback from some of the
kickstarters we have supported;

“At the start of my kickstart placement I felt very nervous and I felt like I didn’t belong in the work environment, but with the help of everyone at the PCN I felt more and more confident as the weeks went by.”

“I have found Kickstart very beneficial, a great experience and opportunity in which I’ve learnt a lot of things that I didn’t expect to pick up so quickly. Everything I have learnt I know will aid, support and be beneficial for me and my future.”

“Being part of the Kickstart Scheme is going really well for me. It is a big change to what I am used to and previous jobs that I have been in, it was nerve-wracking at first but now it feels like a walk in the park.”

“All in all, this was an extremely huge opportunity to anyone trying to get their foot into the door of the healthcare sector/industry and I would recommend this to anyone interested” 

“I am getting on really well, learning more and more each week, which is really helping to build my confidence.”

How to apply

To apply please click on the vacancies below that are in your area and complete the simple application form. You will need to be claiming Universal Credit and have the details of your Job Centre Plus Job Coach to enter on the application form.

If you have any questions or concerns before or whilst completing your application, please do not hesitate to contact a member of our friendly PMA Kickstart Team who will do their best to help you:

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