Members of the public are being urged to come along to event aimed at providing employment opportunities for those interested in care work and those in the sector wishing to go further.
Domiciliary care companies and care homes from across Stoke on Trent will be hosting a recruitment event supported by Stoke on Trent College on Thursday, May 21st, between 9am and 1.30pm.
The event will give people the opportunity to speak to companies about what opportunities are available and apply for roles on the spot. All the companies involved, which include Allied Healthcare, Carewatch Care Services Ltd, Prestige Nursing Staffordshire and Homecare Support, have positions available and no experience is necessary.
Representatives from Stoke on Trent College will also be on hand to talk to visitors interested in Distance Learning courses in care and Health and Social Care apprenticeship opportunities.
Daniel Degg, Business Development Associate at Stoke on Trent College said: “We are keen to support local care companies to help them get the staffing they need to continue their vital care provision in Stoke on Trent.
“This event is open to anyone over the aged of 18 years of age, with an interest in care work, and is a great opportunity to ask the experts and get face-to-face advice about working in the industry. Every single one of these companies involved has opportunities waiting to be snapped up.
“We are also keen to attract those in the care industry already who want to find out about training opportunities available to them that will help them get ahead in their chosen career.”
The recruitment event comes after care companies in the area expressed their difficulty in finding candidates for the sector at a working group meeting, which takes place monthly to share good practice and is attended by the college.
Robert Thomson, Managing Director at ANA Nursing, said: “We have seen a decline in the number of people applying to work in care roles over the last several months.
We hope this event will help highlight the wide range of opportunities available and help encourage people to take up roles that make a big difference to the lives of others and within local communities.”
The event will take place on Thursday, May 21st, between 9am and 1.30pm, at Stoke on Trent’s Cauldon Campus, Stoke Road, Shelton, ST4 2DG.