NHS launches recruitment campaign across Yorkshire with £5,000 grants on offer

Talented teenagers and career switchers on the Yorkshire coast and across Yorkshire are being encouraged to start a career in the NHS as part of a new national campaign.

Sunday, 29th March 2020, 5:13 pm
Updated Sunday, 29th March 2020, 5:14 pm

Matt Hancock, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, has launched the campaign which offers students training towards certain careers a new £5,000 annual maintenance grant to help with their living costs.

The campaign targets all nursing roles and occupational therapists, paramedics, podiatrists, diagnostic radiographers, therapeutic radiographers, orthoptists, physiotherapists, prosthetists and orthotists.

Yorkshire and Humber employed just 6.5 per cent of the country’s newly qualified paramedics and 8.4 per cent of the country’s occupational therapists. No prosthetists graduated in Yorkshire in the period 2012/13 until 2016/17.

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The Government is taking action to encourage people to train in these vital roles.

As well as the £5,000 grant, extra payments worth up to £3,000 a year will also be available.

These will be for people studying in regions or specialisms that are struggling to recruit, and for people with childcare responsibilities.

This new funding package will benefit around 100,000 students every year.

For more career information and routes into all the professions visit the new website gov.uk/nhscareers