by | Thursday, May 16th, 2019 | News

On Saturday 11 May people in Plymouth were given the chance to find out more about how Livewell Southwest does things differently at our career fair and open day.

The free event gave those interested in a career in health and social care a chance to find out all about the exciting opportunities available at Livewell Southwest– and apply for roles there and then.

Our recruitment team were on hand to chat to potential applicants and highlight current vacancies and career pathways.

More than 15 stands were on display covering a number of services and professions including community mental health, nursing, wellbeing, and specialist dental.

Claire Steel, HR manager hosted a stand to reflect Equality and Diversity week 2019, highlighting Livewell as a place where staff from all backgrounds will want to work. The week shines a light on the ongoing work to ensure we continue to meet the diverse needs of local populations.

There was plenty of other fun on the day too including a chance to meet Bessie our therapy dog, face painting and sweet treats from Bertie the vintage ice cream van.

Dawn Slater, director of people and professionalism at Livewell Southwest, said: “It was really exciting to be holding our career fair and open day.

“The event was a great opportunity for people in Plymouth to find out about some of the services we offer and for those interested in a career in health and social care to discover the many benefits of working for us by starting or developing a career or to find out about our volunteering and work experience opportunities.”

Livewell Southwest’s wellbeing team also carried out free “know your measurement” health MOTs and provided advice and guidance on how to improve your health and lifestyle.

The day saw in excess of 150 keen visitors, with record numbers of applications for current vacancies. Clare Barnard, estates support manager said: “We’ve received 5 applications for roles with the estates team today, which is fantastic!”

Ginnie Stiff, recruitment manager said:

“The Career Fair and Open day was a very successful event which brought together many of our services to showcase what we do and to enable us to speak to people about the vacancies we have.

“I was very proud of all our staff who came along to talk to people and were passionate about their work, how we deliver services differently and show what a great place Livewell is to work in.

“We met some great candidates both locally and from as far afield as Bristol and hope that this positive event will encourage more people to consider working for us in the future.

“Feedback from those attending was fantastic, with one visitor saying: “I must say I was so impressed by all those I spoke to on the day. The pride and enthusiasm shown in Livewell Southwest was very much in evidence.”

To watch the highlights of the day, click here!

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