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Skill search for Scotland's largest Health Board

October 17, 2014 10:26 AM

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Young people will be able to find out more about what it takes to work for Scotland’s largest health board at one of the biggest skills and careers events for 14-19 year olds in the West of Scotland.

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde will be attending the Skills Scotland event at the SECC in Glasgow on 29 and 30 October.

Young people from schools in the Glasgow and Clyde area will be able to talk to NHSGGC recruitment advisors and job specialists in science and technology, administration and nursing to find out more about job opportunities within the health service.

The focus of the event will be to encourage pupils in 4th year to consider a variety of jobs which are not accessed by higher education and to raise awareness of further education courses which may lead to employment in the health service.

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde’s stand at the event will be officially opened by the Board’s Chairman Andrew Robertson.

Mr Robertson said: “I would strongly encourage young people to come along to this fantastic and worthwhile event. They will receive invaluable information and advice which can help with future career planning.

“There are many career opportunities within NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde including administration roles, estates roles for example, electricians and clinical posts. Our staff will be on hand to answer any questions young people may have on the best route into their chosen job.”

NHSGGC is committed to encouraging and helping young people into employment and through its Youth Employment Strategy it has recently embarked on a successful large scale Modern Apprenticeship programme launched last year.

Many young people in these apprenticeships have completed their first year and are looking forward to the final stages of their training programmes. The various vocational training programmes are delivered in partnership with Glasgow Clyde College and the young people completing these apprenticeships will enter into substantive employment roles such as nursing support, health improvement, administration and engineering.  The health board is continuing its commitment to apprenticeships and will be advertising future Modern Apprenticeships in the coming months.

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