Local job seekers visited Perry Common Community Hall on Friday to take part in a Jobs Workshop delivered by the University Hospital Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust.
Project Manager, Emma Dalton and Programme Tutor, Peter Forsland, talked about the range of learning and career opportunities within the NHS and how people can access them.
During the event, which ran from 10am-12pm, candidates were invited to consider roles within the NHS based on their current experience and skill-set and to also think about training to develop new skills which could facilitate a change in career.
Feedback from those who attended was very positive and helped to change people’s perception of the NHS. Comments included: “I have learned many different things about what it takes to work in social care,” “In the NHS I can actually get more qualifications and develop new skills as time goes on,” “There is real career progression within the NHS,” and “If you have a passion for people then working in the NHS it he right choice.”
Michael Harrop, Employability Projects Manager at Witton Lodge’ said: “We had a fantastic turn out and a wonderful session. It’s great to see employers like the NHS working with local communities to find talented and motivated individuals; giving residents the chance to explore meaningful employment and career opportunities.
“Witton Lodge is very happy and proud to be working with the NHS. “