With hundreds of job seekers expected to receive on-the-day offers at a hiring event in Leeds hosted by global site Indeed and the NHS, it’s time for you to find your next career opportunity.
The organisations are partnering on a series of in-person recruitment events across England to interview for Healthcare Support Worker (HCSW) and Social Care Worker (SCW) roles in the health service.
For the next stop, Indeed and the NHS are heading to Leeds City Centre on Monday 25th and Tuesday 26th of April, with a final event planned for London on Thursday 28th of April.
So far, more than 1,500 job offers have been made at similar events in Billericay, Plymouth, Manchester and Southampton.
The recruitment events are some of the first of their kind since COVID-19 restrictions were eased and are aimed at candidates who are looking to start out in a healthcare career, return to work after a break or change careers from another sector.
Jobseekers in and around Leeds can find out more about the upcoming event and available interviews by visiting this page. To register their interest, Indeed will check people’s suitability for the role before inviting them to book their own interview slots.
Candidates can then simply turn up at the NHS Leadership Academy where they will be interviewed and possibly receive on-the-day job offers, subject to post-interview checks.
The events combine the latest hiring technology from Indeed, to reduce the time it takes to get people to the interview stage, with the human element of in-person conversations with NHS staff.
Role of healthcare support workers
Healthcare support workers work across a variety of settings, from mental health to children’s services. They work under the supervision of a healthcare professional, supporting them and helping patients on their healthcare journey. The opportunities to progress are endless.
Those who display the skills and core values essential to delivering high-quality, compassionate care could, and can, go on to become future nurses, nursing associates and midwives.
It’s a varied, hands-on, rewarding role – with patient care at the heart of it.
There are no set entry requirements to become a healthcare support worker, but rather success as a healthcare support worker is linked to who you are as a person, not your qualification level or experience.
The NHS is encouraging candidates with qualities such as good communication and problem-solving skills, plus a passion for helping people, to apply for the roles.
Benefits include 27 days’ leave plus bank holidays (rising to 29 after five and 33 after 10 years’ service), enhanced pay for working unsocial hours, strong personal development and career progression plans and a generous NHS pension.
Working in Adult Social Care is a rewarding job and is hugely varied and there are many different types of jobs available including residential care assistant, support worker and care in the community.
A role in social care gives you the opportunity to make a positive difference to the vulnerable people that you support, and no two days are the same. It is one of the most rewarding things you’ll ever do.
If you are kind, caring and compassionate and want to make a difference then this is the career for you.
Having the right qualities is all that you need to start your career in social care, as there is on the job training for everything else and you will also complete your care certificate as part of your induction.
Flexible working options are available, so that you can make fit a career in Adult Social Care fit around your life. Other benefits include 25 days’ leave plus bank holidays (rising to 28 after five years), strong personal development and career progression plans and a generous pension.
Top 5 tips on how to perform well at an interview
- Do your research. Research the employer so you can go into your interview with a solid understanding of the requirements of the job and how your background makes you a great fit. This will also help you craft questions you might have for the interviewer.
- Mention your achievements. Try to tie your answers back to your skills and accomplishments by providing examples of results you’ve achieved. Noting these down ahead of the interview is a good idea to help remember your successes.
- Keep your answers short. Make sure that you answer the question you’ve been asked. The best answers are succinct, relevant and link to something you’ve achieved or learned.
- Prepare strong answers. There are some interview questions that will inevitably come up during discussions with potential employers so get a head start by preparing for them. Favourites such as “Tell me about yourself” and “Why are you interested in this role?” are bound to arise and preparing strong answers will mean you’ll quickly communicate who you are and what value you will bring to the organisation and the role.
- Ask smart questions. If you’ve done your research then you’ll likely already know a lot about the rolebutbe sure to spend time thinking about questions you want to ask your prospective employer.
Maggie Hulce, EVP and GM of Enterprise at Indeed, said:
“Healthcare workers play a vital role in society and have been called upon like never before over the past two years. With demand for their care and compassion at an all-time high, Indeed is proud to partner with the NHS on our hiring events to help people find new and purposeful careers in the health service.
“Our mission is to help people get jobs and by streamlining the manual processes involved in hiring we’ll quickly move suitable candidates straight to the interview stage and free up NHS HR employees to do what they do best, which is engaging with people interested in fulfilling careers.”
Margaret Kitching, Regional Chief Nurse, North East & Yorkshire, NHS England & NHS Improvement said:
“If you’re interested in exploring a career in the NHS and finding out more about becoming a healthcare support worker, come along and join us at our recruitment event next week.
“Whether you’re starting out in the world of work, returning, or looking to change your career, the healthcare support worker role could be for you.”
Victoria Bagshaw, Regional Nursing, Midwifery and AHP Workforce Lead NHS England and NHS Improvement, North East and Yorkshire, said:
“We’re really excited about our recruitment event next week and would encourage anyone who has been thinking about stepping into healthcare to register their interest and come along next week.
“It doesn’t matter experience you have; we’re looking for candidates who want to join us and start their career in care.
“Working in healthcare is incredibly rewarding and healthcare support workers play an integral role in delivering patient care.”