Love nursing open days at The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough and The Friarage in Northallerton have proved such a success, they are set to return in the early autumn.
A total of seven nurses were offered jobs with South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust as a result of the July open days – including five at James Cook and two at The Friarage.
Four of these were offered positions through on-the-day interviews.
And in addition to these seven appointments, three more nurses have been offered work and are considering their options.
Dozens more, from return to practice nurses, to students who will soon be graduating took the opportunity to come along and find out more about full and part-time nursing opportunities at South Tees.
Many of these could be recruited in the very near future.
Eileen Aylott, assistant director of nursing, workforce, said: “Our Love Nursing open days have been a great success, not only in directly recruiting nurses, but also in establishing an interest amongst our local nurses for the future.
“Those interested in volunteering, apprenticeships and working in a healthcare assistant role also benefitted from the open days, which provided a great opportunity for the general public to discover South Tees Hospitals as a major employer across Teesside and North Yorkshire.”
Eileen explained a number of the trust’s Return to Practice Nursing Students are due to qualify in September and will be in talks with ward managers about filling a number of vacant posts.
Eileen said: “Due to the success of these open days, further events are planned at James Cook on October 14 and The Friarage on October 17 and we look forward to welcoming more potential nursing recruits.”
Two local graduate management trainee schemes are also due to start at the beginning of October.
The brand new scheme, which is exclusive to South Tees Hospitals, is being held in conjunction with Teesside University, although graduates from other universities are welcome to apply.
The two-year “General Management” and “Human Resources” programmes will offer seven graduates the opportunity to fast track a career into healthcare management.
Both run parallel to the national NHS Graduate Scheme, offering those with a 2:2 or higher the opportunity to gain exposure to key areas of business including financial management, human resources and analytics.
Graduates taking the general management route will actively support centre managers with the trust’s transformational agenda and a number of centre-specific projects.
Graduates going into human resources will gain experience across different functions including employee relations, business partner team, HR operations, resourcing, shared services and organisational development.
The roles are currently being advertised on NHS Jobs or call 01642 854811 for more details.