Two new starters join thanks to Kickstart Programme

Two new faces have joined the Spirit Digital team, all thanks to the Government’s Kickstart Scheme.

Samuel Parker and Sachin Patel have started new jobs within the digital division, joining several other Kickstarters in various roles across the Spirit Health Group.

The Kickstart Programme is an opportunity for young adults aged between 16 to 24 years old who are at risk of long-term unemployment to get back into work. They will have access to training to help them build experience, increasing their chances of securing long-term employment in the future.

Meet the new Kickstart recruits:

Samuel, a 22-year-old graduate from Leicester, is ready to embark on a new journey as a digital tester. Samuel studied for a degree in Armed Forces – a combination of contemporary History, Politics and First Aid training. He also worked as a mechanical engineer for a family plumbing business and volunteered for the Army Cadet Forces as an adult instructor.

His role will include operating software applications for Spirit Digital and providing feedback on how to improve our services. He will be working closely with our product and development team to enable productive results and tackle some of the obstacles that derive from large team projects.

Samuel commented: “As a digital tester, it will be a pleasure to work with the team on exciting and ambitious projects, iterating and improving my skills and applications along the way.”

Sachin, a 23-year-old business and economics graduate, has joined Spirit Digital as a marketing assistant. He will be working closely with the marketing team to assist with content creation for our social media accounts, website and collateral like brochures and case studies.

Sachin previously worked with Spirit as an intern earlier this year and added: “It’s great to be back. I am excited to join the Spirit family once again and be working with the marketing team. I am ready to see what the future holds.”

Vanessa Reading, Culture and Communications Lead for Spirit Health Group, said: “The Kickstarters scheme is a great government scheme to get young people into work, and I’m really pleased with the candidates we have employed so far. The calibre of applicants has been really good, and we’re thrilled to be able to give their careers a kickstart here at Spirit.” 

To learn more about the Government Kickstart Programme at Spirit, visit