Royal partners up to showcase Health and Social Care careers
The Chesterfield Royal Hospital is joining forces with other local health organisations to showcase the different careers available within the NHS and the wider health and social care sector.
The Health and Social Care Careers Evening is aimed at anyone from the age of 14 to come and find out about the variety of professions and opportunities, what is involved in the different roles and how to get yourself on the path to the career that interests you.
The Royal has organised the event alongside Joined Up Careers Derbyshire, Derbyshire Healthcare and Derbyshire Community Health Services to host the event at the hospital’s Education Centre. It’s looking to inspire people who are just about to start their GCSEs and thinking about the different career opportunities available, as well as those looking to make a change of career and are looking at other options.
Gill Stevens is the Royal’s Head of HR and has been working on the event, she said: “This isn’t your traditional recruitment fair; it’s about having an opportunity to explore the fantastic possibilities available to anyone looking to take up a career within health and social care. There will be a number of stalls featuring nursing, midwifery, medical, general practice (GPs), theatres, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy, dietetics, pharmacy, human resources, facilities services, radiotherapy, imaging, pathology, administration and the various apprentice roles.
“Wherever your skills lie, there is a career here for you and this event will give you the chance to find out how your skills can make a difference in the health and social care field. There will be representatives from universities and further education to talk you through what qualifications you might need to be able to follow a number of different career paths. There will also be professionals who are currently following their own path to give you advice about what is involved on a practical level in terms or work, education and skills you might need for a particular role.
“It all came about through the joint work we’re doing within the local Sustainable and Transformation Plan and we have planned the event to coincide with our ‘Work For Us’ Week. There are a number of employment fairs across the county but we wanted to hold our own to showcase the excellent work that’s done across the NHS, health and social care and how you can be part of its future. It’s given us the chance to hold demonstrations and clinical simulations that showcase the work the various teams do in a more practical way.
“If you’re at school or looking for a change of direction then come along, see what opportunities are out there and how you can work towards a career that interests you.”
It’s a marketplace event with a number stalls so there is no need to book. It will take place at the Education Centre towards the back of the hospital on Tuesday 16th October from 4pm to 7pm. You can call 01246 513177 or 513077 for more information or email CRHFT.HumanResources@nhs.net or firstname.lastname@example.org.