Start a career in the NHS as a Healthcare Assistant (Southampton)


Guaranteed interviews for the Healthcare Assistant roles!

  • Are you 18-30 and looking for employment in the Southampton area?
  • Are you interested in a career where you can make a difference?

In partnership with University Hospital Southampton and Paragon Skills, The Prince's Trust are offering a FREE online employment training course, giving you a fantastic opportunity to start a career as a Healthcare Assistant.

This programme is designed to give you the skills and experience you need to become a successful applicant.

By attending this programme you will have a guaranteed interview with University Hospital Southampton to secure a Healthcare Assistant role with a starting salary from £18,546

What does a Healthcare Assistant do?

Healthcare assistants play an important role in the NHS by making sure a patient's experience is as comfortable and stress-free as possible. It can also be the stepping stone into many other NHS roles.

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:

  • Help to feed patients
  • Help people to move around the facility
  • Make sure patients feel as comfortable as possible
  • Provide physical and emotional support to patients
  • Take blood samples
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WHO: Young people aged 18-30 who are passionate about healthcare and have the right to work in the UK.

WHEN: Monday 8th November - Friday 26th November with sessions running every weekday between 10am - 3pm. (Taster Day - Wednesday 3rd November)

WHERE: Take part from home using your phone, tablet or computer (Microsoft Teams)

During the 3-week virtual course you can expect:

  • Vital knowledge from the Care Certificate to understand the care setting
  • Information about the employer, job roles and the work involved
  • Online application support by sector experts
  • Group interview preparation sessions
  • A guaranteed interview directly with the employer
  • Access to funding to help you start work e.g. DBS checks, uniform, travel, etc.
  • 3 months of mentoring support to help you settle into the role

Attending this programme does not impact any benefits you may be eligible for.

Please remember:

  • You must attend the Taster Day to gain a place on the programme and you must be available for the full 3 weeks of the course.
  • Interviews will be held after the final week of the course with University Hospital Southampton. The employer may want to hold a 2nd, longer interview before deciding whether to offer a role.
  • Registering for this event does not mean you are guaranteed a place on the programme. A Prince's Trust Executive will be in touch to check that you're eligible for the programme and confirm your place.