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The NECS100 Programme aims to generate exciting and varied employment opportunities for those who have recently graduated from university, left school or college and who might be looking for a change of career.

NECS100 began in 2020 when we set out to create 100 new roles for people who were most affected by the lack of employment opportunities during the COVID19 pandemic. NECS100 not only brings talent into NECS, but also offers opportunities to those who want to progress their careers, supporting our recruitment goals as part of the workforce plan.

One of the main drivers for NECS100 is our social purpose; making our own direct contribution towards reducing health inequalities, by creating jobs and generating wealth for the communities we serve. Initially the programme was only planned for 100 roles, but due to the success of NECS100 we have been able to support those who have taken part within NECS – and also the wider NHS system – and the programme has continued.

NECS is a key partner in the future success of the healthcare system and we take our share of responsibility for shaping effective delivery seriously.

Through NECS100, we offer:

  • Apprenticeships
  • Graduate Development Programme

What will I get from being part of NECS100?

Our two-year NECS100 Apprenticeship and Graduate programmes will provide you with the following opportunities:

  • a tailored plan for your own personal development
  • an opportunity to study towards a qualification aligned to your role
  • access to NECS learning site for further learning and development opportunities
  • opportunities to work with colleagues to share knowledge, experience and understanding
  • support to apply your learning to bring real benefits to the workplace
  • a comprehensive understanding of NECS expectations.

We offer inclusive roles which are reflective of how different people learn and the different levels of experience and qualifications you might want to achieve. We take care to ensure that despite the roles being developmental in nature, they are open to all age ranges and demographics.

NECS100 roles are available across a number of geographical areas – including Durham, Newcastle, Middlesbrough, Leeds, Manchester, London – and come with the potential of a permanent position in NECS.

Roles are also available in a number of our teams, including:


  • Analytics
  • Business Development
  • Communications
  • Consultancy
  • Capacity Tracker Services
  • Data Management
  • Human Resources
  • Finance
  • IT.

Hear directly from our NECS100 colleagues

How to apply

If you think that the NECS100 might be right for you, we would love to hear from you. Contact us on to tell us why you’d be a great fit.

All NECS100 roles are also advertised via NHS Jobs and we regularly visit university careers and recruitment fairs.

Contact the team

Katherine Munro
Assistant OD & CI Manager