Posted: Sun 26th Jun 2016

Consider A Career In The NHS

This article is old - Published: Sunday, Jun 26th, 2016

Speaking at a major conference in Cardiff, Cabinet Secretary for Health Vaughan Gething has raised awareness of the excellent employment opportunities and careers that exist within NHS Wales. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The Widening Access Conference aimed to identify ways of encouraging individuals to consider a career in the NHS, and to highlight opportunities for career development for existing staff. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Vaughan Gething said: ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“There are more than 300 different roles within the NHS, from doctors to dental teams, nurses to neurophysiologists, paramedics to porters, radiographers to receptionists and many more. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“Each of these roles requires a set of skills, some of those skills will be common, some will be specific to that role; this means there are a wide range of employment opportunities for all within the NHS. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“Whether it’s working with primary schools to introduce young children to the NHS through play; or work experience opportunities designed to provide older students with a taste of what the working world is like, there are so many positive initiatives already in place to encourage people, whatever their age or background, to consider a career in our fantastic NHS. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“We have apprenticeships, access programmes and other initiatives to help support young people. We have committed to increasing the number of apprenticeships in Wales for all ages – we must make sure we shape these apprenticeships in a way that reflects the needs to the NHS. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“It is not all about the young, widening access is also about supporting individuals to change careers and supporting those returning after a career break and we’re doing just that. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“But more can and will be done. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“Our NHS is respected and admired across the world. The people working in the NHS are the beating heart of this and I would encourage anyone with passion, commitment and a desire to help and support people to consider a career in our NHS.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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