The Kickstart Scheme is a Government scheme being introduced in Great Britain. The NPA is working with Reed, the recruitment company, who are also a gateway organisation for Kickstart.
To take part in the Kickstart scheme, apply by completing the Reed enquiry form. Ensure you secure a place(s) that have been approved for community pharmacy by the Department for Works and Pensions (DWP) for the NPA and Reed.
To read an update on this scheme dated 16 March and to see future application deadline dates, please click on the Kickstart programme link below and scroll halfway down the page.
Information on the scheme and how a placement can benefit your pharmacy can be accessed by clicking on the boxes below.
Find out the benefits of applying for a placement, the next steps and the differences between this and the pharmacy retail apprenticeship.
To complete the enquiry form you will need your Companies House number. Applying does not guarantee you will receive a placement, nor does it commit you to following through with a placement, if it is not suitable for your pharmacy.
Kickstarters are making an impact in community pharmacies - read the positive feedback from them and their employers here.
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
If you have questions regarding the scheme, please refer to our FAQs via this link.
Read all the benefits available from our fully tailored package to support you every step of the way.
Refer to our guide to help you at every stage of your Kickstarter's placement.
The NPA and Reed offer interview advice and guidance to help you select the right Kickstarter for your pharmacy.