This is the place to jump start your career in the NCA... 

Our career and work experience programmes inspire people in our communities. 

Did you know there are over 350 different careers available in the NHS?

We know that for many, a small taste of what it’s like to work in healthcare is enough to raise their aspirations and fuel a desire to work in the NHS. This is why we are dedicated to building opportunities that target pockets of our community who will benefit from help to access work. 

Our WorkSTART pages raise awareness of the many career opportunities available within the NHS and begin to create links with our future workforce and support you into your early career in the NCA. 

NHS Learning Support Fund

The LSF is supplementary financial support to the mainstream student loans system and is intended to help support students attending healthcare courses to gain professional registration.

You could be eligible for:

  • Training Grant - £5,000 per year
  • Specialist Subject Payment - £1,000 for students studying a specialist subject
  • Parental Support - up to £2,000 per academic year
  • Travel and Dual Accommodation Expenses - reimbursement of additional placement travel and temporary accommodation costs
  • Exceptional Support Fund - up to £3,000 per academic year for students who find themselves in unforeseen financial hardship.

To find out more, check if you are eligible and apply by visiting

NHS Health Careers

The NCA Family

Our mission is to support individuals to gain paid employment, learn new skills or simply gain exposure to the world of healthcare.

We’re committed to improving the life opportunities, inclusion, social mobility and health and wellbeing of our local population. Nearly 60% of our staff come from the communities we serve and our ambition is to increase this in the next 5 years. We know there is strong evidence linking decent work with good health.  By employing local people we are supporting our local economy and infrastructure.   

Not only that, the NCA starts early by working with local school and college students inspiring and helping them make their career decisions and showing them what a great career you can have in the NCA. 

This is our social value and Anchor Institution mission. 

Your career starts here! Just click on the appropriate tile below for more information:

If you are a member of staff in the NCA and would like to get involved, click on the Careers Ambassadors Tile:

Explore a place where future careers are made possible. If you’re at school or college, aged 14 or over and are considering a career in healthcare, then join us for Work Experience.

Whether you are getting ready for the world of work or looking for a change of career, if you’re out of work and your ambition is to be part of the NHS, consider our Pre-employment Programmes.

We work in partnership with Bury College, Eccles Sixth Form College, Hopwood Hall College and Oldham College to offer placements to student ‘Cadets’ on the new Technical/T level courses.

Through volunteering you can challenge yourself to try something different, achieve personal goals, practice using your skills and discover hidden talents.

Apprenticeships stretch and challenge your knowledge, skills and behaviours that are intrinsic to supporting our patients and staff here at the NCA.

NCA staff work with schools and colleges to support careers events, create resources and act as Careers Ambassadors - get involved.

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