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New employees opt to ‘Choose Well, Choose WWL’ at recruitment event

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Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust held its first registered practitioner recruitment event this week.

The event, that took place at Leigh Sports Village, invited potential employees to ‘Choose Well, Choose WWL’ when looking for the next step in their career.

Attendees were given the opportunity to speak with staff from various departments across the Trust and find out what makes WWL a great place to work.

Interviews were also held for roles including staff nurses, midwives, podiatrists, with almost half of attendees being interviewed and a total of 18 job offers made on the day.

Sharon Smith, District Nurse Leader at WWL, made multiple job offers to interviewees on the day to join her team in the community.

Sharon said: “Events like the one we have held today allow us to recruit the right people with the right skills in a more effective manner.”

One of the attendees offered a job was Leanne Watson.

Leanne, who will take up a position as Community Staff Nurse said: “There has been a great atmosphere at the event today, the staff are really warm and welcoming and everyone has been so friendly.

“The event has given me the chance to secure the job I want.”

Amanda Cheesman, Assistant Chief Nurse, said: “Our very first recruitment event of this kind has given us a brilliant opportunity to meet with and share information with potential future employees.

“We’re thrilled that we’ve been able to offer job opportunities to so many attendees and I’m sure the next event will be even bigger.”

The Trust is planning further recruitment events in the coming year at a variety of locations with the next one expected to be held in late January.

For more information on vacancies with WWL please visit: jobs.wwl.nhs.uk.

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