The unemployed across North and North East Lincolnshire are being invited to take part in an initiative to gain jobs and work experience with the NHS.
Following the success of a pilot scheme in Leeds, Yorkshire Forward, an organisation which aims to help regenerate the area, is working with regional partners in a move which should also benefit the local NHS trust.
Jobless applicants will take part in a 'taster' session through JobcentrePlus lasting up to 20 weeks. This will give them an insight into working for the Northern Lincolnshire and Goole Hospitals NHS Trust and the types of jobs available.
Up to 200 people will have a chance to try out jobs such as receptionist, admin/stores, general clerical, maintenance technician, blood collection and pharmacy assistant in an effort to break the cycle of long-term unemployment.
The scheme's organisers hope many will then take up full-time jobs, helping boost recruitment within the NHS at the same time.
Simon Dunn, employability manager for the trust, said: "Providing short-term access to work and training improves candidates' job prospects gives the NHS trust prospective new employees with the basic skills they need, benefiting everybody involved."