For anyone considering a career working for the NHS or in a health or social care role, a ‘Work for the NHS+’ event at Penwith College on Thursday, 6th June will “give you all the info and more”, says West Cornwall MP Derek Thomas.
Organised by Mr Thomas in partnership with Penwith College and RCHT (Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust), the event is open to all and will highlight the opportunities that exist to train and work locally.
“It is no secret that there is a shortage in the numbers of people working both in the NHS and in social care,” said Mr Thomas.
“While work is ongoing to ensure that the different health and social care services are better integrated, these efforts are often hampered by a shortage in the workforce.
“The aim is to address this by attracting local people and training them here in Cornwall knowing that they are much more likely to enjoy a career in our health and care system.
“The idea behind the ‘Work in the NHS’ event is to support efforts such as Cornwall Health & Social Care Academy and the innovative methods RCHT are using to attract people into the healthcare profession using the Apprenticeship Levy.
“There are a huge number – and variety – of career opportunities available in healthcare and at the event a diverse range of NHS departments along with Cornwall Hospice Care and the college itself will be there to show what is available and to explain how potential students and employees can train and work in Cornwall.
“I would urge anyone who is looking at career options to come along and see for themselves the range of fulfilling career options that you can take up in the NHS in Cornwall.”
‘Work for the NHS’ takes place in the Penwith College refectory in the Zennor building from 3.45pm for school and college students and 4.30pm to 6pm for the wider public on Thursday, 6th June.