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NHS and Indeed to host Bristol recruitment event with hundreds of jobs and on-the-day offers

Last updated: 18/05/2022

Health and care teams across Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire are working with NHS England and the global job site Indeed to host an event for people interested in becoming NHS healthcare support workers.

The event takes place at the Bristol Pavilion, Gloucestershire County Cricket Club, between 9am and 7pm, on Thursday 19 May.

It is one of the first of its kind since COVID-19 restrictions were eased and is aimed at candidates who are looking to start out in a healthcare career, return to work after a break or move from another sector.

Healthcare support workers are key part of the NHS workforce, providing care across wards, operating theatres, maternity units and in the community, with all types of patients. Many go on to other careers in the health service.

Duncan Burton, Deputy Chief Nursing Officer for England said: “Healthcare support workers are at the heart of wards, clinics and local communities up and down the country, and play an integral part in delivering incredible patient care every single day.

“If moving into healthcare is something you’ve been thinking about or have always wanted to try but thought you needed existing skills and experience, now’s the perfect time to apply and take your first step into this rewarding career.”

Health and care organisations involved in the event include University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust, which is one of the largest acute Trusts in the country, and Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust, which provides inpatient and community-based health care.

They will be joined by Sirona care & health, a community interest company delivering specialist health and care services for adults and children in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire, and North Bristol NHS Trust.

Professor Deirdre Fowler, Chief Nurse and Midwife at University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW), said: “Healthcare support workers are a vital part of the teams on our wards and all our other clinical areas, helping to deliver excellent care to our patients.

“We are really pleased to be part of this recruitment event and are hoping to welcome new healthcare support workers to team UHBW in a role that is incredibly rewarding and fulfilling. Not only is this a great role in itself but it can also lead to future career opportunities in healthcare.”

Jobseekers can find out more about the event at NHS Bristol (indeed.com)

After registering their interest, Indeed will check people’s suitability for the role before inviting them to book their own interview slots. 

Candidates can then simply turn up to Gloucestershire County Cricket Club where they will be interviewed and possibly receive on-the-day job offers, subject to post-interview checks. 

Anyone who hasn’t registered can still attend as a walk-in but will also be required to bring along evidence of their right to work in the UK and other essential documents.

Maggie Hulce, EVP and GM of Enterprise at Indeed, said: “Healthcare workers play a vital role in society and have been called upon like never before over the past two years. With demand for their care and compassion at an all-time high, Indeed is proud to partner with the NHS on our hiring events to help people find new and purposeful careers in the health service.

“Our mission is to help people get jobs and by streamlining the manual processes involved in hiring we’ll quickly move suitable candidates straight to the interview stage and free up NHS employees to do what they do best, which is engaging with people interested in fulfilling careers.”