Restart Scheme

Restart Scheme supports Aesha* into a full-time NHS role

21st Jun 2022 Restart Scheme

One of Serco’s delivery partners in Birmingham, Reed in Partnership, has supported one young jobseeker into a promising career within the NHS, with vocational training on offer and a clear progression route. 

Aesha had been unemployed since completing her A-Level's twelve months before joining the Restart Scheme. On agreement with her Job Coach, focus was put on helping her to formulate her job goals, improve her CV and practice interviewing. Aesha attended several workshops to support this activity and on completion had a Gold Standard CV relevant to her sector of choice (Care).

With her Job Coach’s support, Aesha started applying for care-based roles in the NHS which also offered her additional training opportunities. Soon, she secured a place within the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, completed the training on offer and went on to pass an interview with the University Hospital Birmingham Foundation Trust (UHB) who were looking for a full-time Theatre Support Worker.

As a Theatre Support Worker, Aesha will receive training in:

  • health and safety
  • infection control
  • an introduction to the department and its systems and procedures
  • as well as undertaking relevant vocational qualifications

Aesha is thrilled that her starting salary is almost £20,000 per year and she is looking forward to a promising career within the NHS. With experience, she can work towards becoming a Senior Theatre Support Worker, a supervisory role. Congratulations Aesha.

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