HCA.jpgWe are excited to announce a second recruitment event for Healthcare Assistants. In June a similar event saw the successful recruitment of 39 candidates.

Healthcare assistants are a vital support to the nursing teams in delivering care to patients. If you want a unique opportunity to start a career with your local NHS and make a difference to our patients please come along to our recruitment day in Carlisle on Saturday 17th September. You will need to be available on this day and for training on either 11th, 18th, or 25th October.

Becoming a healthcare assistant can also be the first step to a nursing career. The nursing degree apprenticeship is a route that can be taken to gain the nursing qualification while still working and gaining hands on experience.

The event will see candidates assessed through a mixture of fun group activities and individual interviews. The Trust core values will be at the heart of the day; the activities are designed to get the candidate thinking about and demonstrating our values of kindness, ambition, collaboration and respect.

Healthcare assistant recruitment event application.

Amanda Dunkley, Assistant Director of People Services at NCIC, said: “We did a similar event in June which had excellent feedback from the candidates and we successfully recruited almost 40 applicants on the day. We wanted to do something different for these roles and we found that getting everyone together in this way meant people were more relaxed, had fun while learning and they felt there was an introduction to the Trust and our values.”

Some of the feedback from the event in June included:

“Fantastic team building exercises prior to interview. Everyone was lovely, I felt welcomed right from the start and felt comfortable to speak in front of everyone, it was a great way to interview.”

“Really enjoyed today, felt at ease throughout. Everyone was very friendly and welcoming. Had fun doing the group activities.”

“I have really enjoyed the experience, all the staff were very welcoming and I found the whole experience to be informative and fun.”

“I’ve had a really good time, all the nurses and members of staff have been really helpful and welcoming. Really good experience.”

“Excellent team building exercise made you feel less nervous about the interview. Nice to meet people who you may work with in the future.”

NCIC has supported 23 nurses through their apprenticeship so far, with a further 31 to graduate this year and some next year too. We are also supporting our first cohort of apprentice midwives.

If you are unable to commit to these dates then please don’t worry as we will be announcing further assessment centres and training dates soon.