AN impressive 145 people are set to pursue a career in health and social care following last week's recruitment event.
The event was held at the Gloucestershire County Cricket Club on March 16, giving applicants the opportunity to gain a 'on the day' job offer in the industry.
Over 1,000 registered their interest at the event, many of which were interviewed there and then by organisations such as the Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust, North Bristol NHS Trust, University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust, Sirona care & health and the Brandon Trust.

Samantha Hill, event organiser and people business partner at Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Integrated Care Board (BNSSG ICB), said: “It was busy, which was really positive.
"We had lots of people register their interest and come to the event, with a high number of job offers made on the day, so that’s been a success for us and for the candidates that received job offers.

“We need health and care support workers to support our patients both in hospital settings and in community settings and that’s what the event was about.
"It was about bringing those candidates, who have a desire to give excellent patient care, into our organisations, so that they can then work with our patients and service users but also progress their careers.
"That’s what we were looking to do.”
Weston resident Jade received her job offer on the day, and is eager to begin her health and care support worker role at University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust: “I came here to the recruitment event because I wanted to get back into health care.
"I feel great, to be honest, it’s a step in the right direction to go higher in my nursing career.

“Working in a hospital you’re not just looking after one person, you’re looking after their family, plus obviously you’ve got the staff around you and then everyone else at the same time.
"I find myself to be quite a caring person and I need to give that to someone else. So, I feel like being in health care is my thing.”

If you are interested in a career in care, please visit the NHS website.