Workforce training

New training programme fast-tracking workers into NHS in just seven days

A new fast-track training programme is guaranteeing successful applicants an interview with the NHS, filling up vital positions and bolstering the workforce.

The charity, Inspira, have teamed up with North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust and Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust (CNTW) to offer specialist training for vacant Domestic Assistant roles in the NHS.

The charity supports employers across the northwest, with 23 candidates being coached as part of this particular seven-day fast-track scheme. Jobseekers from Carlisle, Wigton, Whitehaven, Workington, and Penrith are vying for the role.

A spokesperson for North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust said: “This type of partnership approach with Inspira is a great way to deliver a solution which works really well for everyone involved. Through Inspira we are able to provide job opportunities for people across our communities.

“Those recruits in turn take pride in providing a service which benefits a wide range of people who need to access our services. Thanks to everyone involved for making it such a positive collaboration for our hospital trust, our patients, and the wider community.”

This comes after CNTW recently became the first Trust in the country to employ two formerly homeless people as part of another innovative new project.

A spokesperson for Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust said: “We are really pleased to be working in collaboration with Inspira on our current recruitment drive for Domestic Assistants in some of our community and hospital sites across both Workington and Carlisle.

“This is hopefully just the beginning. We hope that our working relationship can continue to grow and that we can do similar projects again in the future that help support both Inspira, our Trust and the people of Cumbria.”

More information on the new pre-employment project is available here.

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