Kickstart Scheme

The Kickstart Scheme is a fantastic opportunity for people aged between 18 and 24 who are currently unemployed to gain experience working in adult social care, with access to range of training and skills development and the potential to secure permanent employment. Sanctuary Care is extremely proud to be supporting the Government initiative that aims to give a fantastic working experience and demonstrate what an amazing career you can have working in a care home.

What will I gain with the Kickstart Scheme at Sanctuary Care?

The Kickstart Programme with us will provide you with first-hand work experience in the care sector, employability skills to become work ready and access to a wide range of career and professional development training at your fingertips.

You will also be entitled to the same rewards and benefits as our care home teams across the UK, including:

  • Continual development from our in-house Learning and Development Team, including a fully supported induction and employability skills training - from CV building to mock interviews
  • Paid annual leave
  • Free meals, if working a full-time shift
  • Employee counselling service and Health Assured benefits
  • Discounts on shopping, cinema, dining, days out and much more via ‘My Rewards’.

What roles are available as part of the Kickstart Programme with Sanctuary Care?

Currently our Kickstart placements consist of Wellbeing Assistants and Maintenance Assistants. With 300 opportunities across England and Scotland, you will be joining our caring teams to befriend our residents supporting them to take part in group activities and social interaction, along with a range of other domestic and catering duties. You may prefer to lend a helping hand to our maintenance teams to ensure that we provide safe and quality environments for our residents.

Although no direct provision of care is provided through our kickstart placements, you will still have sufficient PPE and will adhere to the relevant infection control procedures throughout your time with us.

How to register for the Kickstart Scheme with Sanctuary Care?

If you are interested in finding out more about the Kickstart opportunities with Sanctuary Care, visit your local Job Centre and speak to your Employment Coach - they will be able to advise what opportunities are available at Sanctuary Care home near you. Your Employment Coach will talk you through the opportunities and will then refer you to one of our Resourcing Advisors, who will arrange an interview for you.

More about the Kickstart Scheme

The Kickstart Scheme is an initiative launched by the Government to support young people who are currently unemployment. All placements will be:

  • At least 25 hours a week
  • Over a six month period
  • Paid the National Minimum Wage
  • And, shaped by learning and development opportunities throughout.

You can find out more on the Government website.


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