• Generation UK Logo

Kickstart your career in healthcare

Are you a jobseeker over the age of 18? 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 3 week online programme you’ll get the knowledge and skills you need to become a Healthcare Support Worker at one of West Yorkshire’s hospitals.

At the end, you’ll have a guaranteed interview for the job, that we’ll help you prepare for.

We want you to succeed:

  • Free to join
  • Guaranteed interview in a West Yorkshire hospital such as Leeds Teaching Hospital Trust, Leeds Community Care Trust or Leeds and York NHS Partnership Foundation Trust after the course
  • No experience needed
  • Get a head start on pre-employment checks!
  • Prepare for the Care Certificate qualification
  • Continue to claim benefits and UC throughout the course
  • Shadowing of healthcare assistants in a clinical and community care setting

The next course will start of 27th Sept 2021.

Program Length

3 weeks

Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

100% online delivery

Start Date

28 March 2022
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

    Online Task

    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.

  3. Allow up to 4 hours 3

    Attend the Selection day

    Intro session: Find out more about this 3 week Healtha dn Care bootcamp, hear from employers and previous bootcamp learners who have now secured employment.

    Group task: Don’t worry, no preparation, prior knowledge or experience required... you'll be asked to do a fun activity that allows you to showcase Interpersonal, Problem Solving and Teamworking Skills.

    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. 27th September 2021 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 Yorkshire
  • Have the right to work in the UK
  • Available for 3 weeks in September, 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