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East Cheshire NHS Trust celebrates Work Experience Month by reminding us that Work Experience is not just for those starting out on their careers.

9th. October 2018

Launching it as part of Work Experience Month, East Cheshire NHS Trust is running a pre-employment programme, in partnership with Job Centre Plus/DWP and Cheshire and Wirral Partnership Trust, to support up ten local people back into employment. This will be through a mixture of clinical and non-clinical placements lasting six weeks.

The attendees will also be given two weeks of internal training which will include corporate induction, manual handling and conflict resolution training; completion of the e-learning packages required for the Trust; the importance of information governance; and basics around customer care and handling telephone enquiries. They will also have the opportunity to spend time with the Trust’s recruitment team to look in detail at the most effective way to complete the NHS Jobs application form, and to pick up some interview tips.


The Trust is encouraging the placement managers to consider permanent positions for any successful participants on the programme, but there will also be the opportunity for them to join East Cheshire’s ‘nurse bank’ – which offers flexibility of working hours whilst still having the benefits of being a permanent member of staff - or to consider volunteering.


This is the first time the Trust is running the programme, and if successful, the intention is to offer it again early next year. From all of us at Fair Train …. Keep up the good work!

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