Dozens of job offers at health and care recruitment event
A total of 145 people are set to start a career in health and care following a successful recruitment event last week.
More than 1,000 people registered their interest in the event at the Gloucestershire County Cricket Club on 16 March, which gave hopeful applicants the opportunity to gain an ‘on the day’ job offer in a health and care support worker role.
Interviews were carried out throughout the day by health and care organisations including Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust, North Bristol NHS Trust, University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust, Sirona care & health and the Brandon Trust.
Following on from its success, more events to recruit more NHS staff are being planned in the near future.
Samantha Hill, event organiser and People Business Partner at Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Integrated Care Board (BNSSG ICB), said:
“It was busy, which was really positive. We had lots of people register their interest and come to the event, with a high number of job offers made on the day, so that’s been a success for us and for the candidates that received job offers.”
“We need health and care support workers to support our patients both in hospital settings and in community settings and that’s what the event was about. It was about bringing those candidates, who have a desire to give excellent patient care, into our organisations, so that they can then work with our patients and service users but also progress their careers. That’s what we were looking to do.”
Jade, from Weston-super-Mare, received her job offer on the day at the recruitment event and is excited to begin her health and care support worker role at University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust:
“I came here to the recruitment event because I wanted to get back into health care. I feel great, to be honest, it’s a step in the right direction to go higher in my nursing career.
“Working in a hospital you’re not just looking after one person you’re looking after their family, plus obviously you’ve got the staff around you and then everyone else at the same time. I find myself to be quite a caring person and I need to give that to someone else. So, I feel like being in health care is my thing.”
Health and care support workers are workers who work within the NHS to support the workforce across maternity, emergency departments, within the community, and more to provide support to patients throughout their treatment.
Job opportunities to become a health and care support worker are available on the NHS jobs website.