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Posted: 04/04/23

Another chance to ‘Step into the NHS’ at careers showcase

A NHS recruitment event that attracted almost 700 people wanting to start a career in the health service is set to return this month.

  • ‘Step into the NHS’ takes place on Tuesday 25 April from 5.30pm to 7.30pm at the college’s Derby Road campus, Mansfield.
  • January’s successful event at the college was attended by more than 650 people.

West Nottinghamshire College, in partnership with Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Nottingham Trent University (NTU), is hosting an event to showcase non-clinical careers available across King’s Mill, Newark and Mansfield Community Hospital sites.

Called ‘Step into the NHS’, it takes place on Tuesday 25 April from 5.30pm to 7.30pm at the college’s Derby Road campus, Mansfield.

While there are more than 350 different roles in the NHS, many people’s first thoughts are of doctors, nurses, midwives, paramedics and other frontline roles. In fact, non-clinical roles range from clinical coders and finance officers to facilities workers, admin support, procurement and human resources.

Departments across Sherwood Forest Hospitals will be there not only to showcase their current vacancies, but to chat informally with potential recruits and answer any questions. Attendees can also discuss apprenticeship opportunities and talk to college and university staff about courses, funding and support.

This is the second ‘Step into the NHS’ careers showcase following January’s successful event at the college, which was attended by more than 650 people.

The college’s assistant principal for health, education and service industries, Nikki Slack, said: “Following the success of the last NHS careers event, we’re really looking forward to welcoming our local communities back to explore these fabulous non-clinical opportunities for employment.

“Along with our NHS and university colleagues, we’ll be able to show potential study routes into these varied roles through both the college and NTU. I think this event will really open people’s eyes to some of the hidden roles within a hospital setting.”

Rob Simcox, director of people at Sherwood Forest Hospitals, who oversees the Trust’s recruitment efforts, said: “We know it takes a whole family to run our hospitals and we are proud of the way that our colleagues work together brilliantly across their clinical and non-clinical roles to make great things happen across our hospitals.

“No matter what your background or level of qualification, this event aims to showcase the wide range of opportunities that exist locally for further study and meaningful employment.

“There really is something for everyone within the NHS, with so many exciting careers opportunities across a number of non-clinical roles.

"Don’t forget to bring your CV and dress to impress as some jobs will be interviewing on the night.”

Sherwood Forest Hospitals was recently confirmed as the best NHS Acute Trust in the Midlands to work for, as voted by staff for the fifth year running, as well as for patients receiving the standard of care staff would want for friends and family, and for staff morale and engagement, according to the 2022 NHS National Staff Survey results.  

To register your interest in attending the careers showcase, please visit: Step into the NHS - Non-clinical Careers Showcase Registration, Tue 25 Apr 2023 at 17:30 | Eventbrite.