The Kickstart Scheme is a Government scheme introduced in Great Britain. The NPA is working with Reed, the recruitment company, who are also a gateway organisation for Kickstart.

To read an update on this scheme dated 14 October 2021 click here.

Information on the scheme and how a placement can benefit your pharmacy can be accessed by clicking on the boxes below.

Kickstart programme

Find out the benefits of a placement and the differences between this and the pharmacy retail apprenticeship.

Apply for this scheme - applications closed

We are no longer able to accept applications for this scheme.

Success stories

Kickstarters are making an impact in community pharmacies - read the positive feedback from them and their employers here.

Webinar - A guide to the Kickstart Scheme

If you were unable to attend our webinar on 8th April, you can you view it here. It will help you to understand the journey to recruiting a Kickstarter and how to get the most out of the scheme

Kickstart FAQs

If you have questions regarding the scheme, please refer to our FAQs via this link.

Benefits to you and your Kickstarter

Read all the benefits available from our fully tailored package to support you every step of the way.

Employer hiring process guide

Refer to our guide to help you at every stage of your Kickstarter's placement.

Interview Guidance

The NPA and Reed offer interview advice and guidance to help you select the right Kickstarter for your pharmacy.

Kickstart Poster

Struggling to get your Kickstart vacancies filled? Let the Kickstarters know there are vacancies in your pharmacy by putting up this poster