In March, the NHS Careers Fair came to Richmond upon Thames College to encourage recruitment amongst young people into various NHS roles, from non-medical business roles such as administration and communications to midwifery, nursing, paediatrics and more.
During the fair, students were able to get to know more about future career in the health or social care sector by speaking with long-term NHS employees about available options.
The Fair was organised by the RuTC Apprenticeship team along with Wendy Majewska from NHS Southwest London CCG. The Fair was held in the College’s Atrium and was busy with passing students, many stopping to ask questions.
The NHS Careers fair gave students interested in a career in the healthcare sector, the chance to speak to specialist staff and get a good understanding of what a future career in the sector would look like.
Various organisations were involved during the day including RUILS (Independent Living) Charity, NHS Southwest London CCG as well as the college’s own Apprenticeship team.
Since 2020, RuTC have placed numerous Business Administration apprentices across several GP practices in the borough of Richmond, as part of the wider NHS employment drive and the College continues to work collaborating with NHS Southwest London CCG, on apprenticeship placements in the local area.
The NHS are currently recruiting for a multitude of roles from Healthcare Assistants upwards, with a view to offering employees the training and career development opportunities up to a Nursing degree Apprenticeship.
The NHS Careers fair demonstrated a clear pathway for those who are keen to make a career for themselves in healthcare.
Sheila Fraser Whyte, Executive Director of Business Development and Innovation at RuTC felt the NHS Careers Fair was an important addition to this years’ careers development plans, saying, “Due to the UK’s current socio-economic situation, the NHS and wider healthcare industry have an increased demand for staff and students are an excellent choice for new recruitment opportunities.
“As well as this, not all students are wanting to start formal higher education so fairs’ like this one, offer realistic entry paths into the careers they are most interested in.”
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