Educators go virtual to help reach out to next generation of NHS staff

“Our staff are what makes us one of the best employers in the region.”

That is the key message from a new recruitment video a health trust in Teesside has launched.

The education team at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust is sharing the video to reach out to schools and colleges in response to the pandemic.

The team would normally regularly visit young people in education settings but has not been able to do so since the COVID-19 outbreak.

Working with the Trust’s communications and marketing team, the service has produced the first of a series of videos focussing on different career opportunities across the organisation.

Suzanne in a stripey top stood in the corridor.Suzanne Coyle-Watson, non-clinical educator, said: “We are passionate about finding the next generation of NHS staff.

“One of our ways of doing this is visiting our local primary and secondary schools and our further education colleges.

“Unfortunately this just has not been possible over the last few months.

“These videos are our way of reaching out to these young people in a virtual way.

“This is a fantastic organisation to work for – we are here for our patients and are making life-changing differences to people across our community.

“And what many young people don’t always realise is what a diverse place this is to work, in careers we offer and the workforce we have.

“There are hundreds of different job roles in a health trust like ours. We encourage people to develop and to make an impact in their roles.

“My advice to any young person thinking of what to do in their career would be – speak to us and find out what we have to offer.”




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