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Trust’s Recruitment Day a Tremendous Success

Newsdate: 1 July 2016Recruitment Day

WWL recently held a hugely successful Recruitment Day event at the DW Stadium, Wigan, on Monday 27 June.

The event was established by the Trust’s Human Resources (HR) team to find the right candidates for a number of job opportunities available at the Trust. To this end, a number of stalls were established in the Carlsberg Lounge, where the event was being held, with WWL staff eager to show off their departments to attract potential employees.

With approximately 500 people attending, the event was a resounding success. Recruitment Day

Among those present to advertise opportunities were nursing representatives from children’s nursing, adult nursing, elderly care and cardiology. Two departments that were also there, to enthusiastically display how attractive a place to work WWL is, were SSDU (Sterile Services Decontamination Unit) and ERU (Endoscopy Reprocessing Unit). Estates and Facilities were also on hand to inform about the myriad of opportunities that exist in their department including catering, domestic and porters jobs that are on offer.

In addition to the recruitment stalls, a number of stalls were established to show off the superbly positive aspects of working at our Trust. Our talented Staff Engagement team were on hand to showcase their fabulous activities that ensure staff wellbeing is a top priority at WWL, because we fundamentally believe that happy staff makes for happy patients.

Learning and Development also had a stand with booklets promoting the various career opportunities that exist within the NHS, including some lesser well known ones. They were also offering helpful interview tips and advice for candidates who were going to be interviewed on the day.

The day was a tremendous success on the recruitment front, with 70 people being successful at interview for new positions with WWL. Among those beginning their journey with WWL are 3 Paediatric Nurses, 2 radiographers, 5 Theatre Practitioners, 15 Theatre Assistants and 27 Staff Nurses. Most will be offered immediate vacancies, and others will join our ‘Talent Pool’ ready to be deployed as soon as new vacancies arise.

The day was enjoyable and rewarding not only for visitors to the DW stadium, but also for our staff too.

Angelina Schiavo, WWL Operations Manager for SSDU and ERU, said, “It was a really enjoyable day which allowed us to showcase the unit, the interest from the public was amazing.  It was refreshing to see so many people wanting to become part of the WWL family. A huge thank you goes to our HR team who worked so hard to make the event such a success.”

WWL Recruitment Manager, Kim Gibbs, was also thrilled with how the day had gone. She said, “Our Recruitment Day was a great success for our Trust, where we were able to welcome a number of new members of staff to the WWL family. On top of this, we also have the potential to arrange a handful of further interviews for hard to recruit posts where candidates weren’t able to attend yesterday, which is fabulous.

“I would like to give huge thanks to all of our staff who participated in the event and helped to make it such a success. Not just those who were in attendance but also the ones who held the fort back at work. To see such a high level of interest in working for our Trust was very heart-warming to see.”

Anybody who was unable to attend can still browse and apply for all of our current vacancies, via our Recruitment Webpage http://jobs.wwl.nhs.uk/