Leeds NHS Trust work experience leads to new jobs

first_img Comments are closed. Leeds NHS Trust work experience leads to new jobsOn 10 Apr 2001 in Personnel Today Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trustprovided work experience for more than 140 people through the Welfare to WorkNew Deal project.Ninety per cent ofthese people have found permanent posts with the trust or externally as aresult of the training and experience provided.The trust has workedin partnership with Leeds City Council, the Employment Service – particularlythe New Deal’s lone parent unit – and Mencap to highlight job opportunities inthe NHS.Jim McCaffery,director of personnel and development at the trust, told Personnel Today theinitiative had helped it recruit much-needed staff and promote its work withinthe community.He said, “Thescheme has been a very good vehicle in two ways  – recruiting people into the health service, and making peoplemore aware of the health service.”We operate inquite a tight labour market, there are not a lot of vacancies. This scheme hashelped us to bring people into the workforce, particularly into positions whichare hard to fill.”The trust’s effortshave been recognised with a best practice Beacon award. Shani Choudhari,project co-ordinator, said the trust had recruited single mothers through thescheme who were studying for degrees in nursing after starting as health careassistants.www.leedsteachinghospitals.com Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more