Pre Employment Training Course (Trainee/Clinical Support Worker)

Open Day – Tuesday, 27th May 2014

This course is

• A 4 week classroom and ward based course which introduces the role of the Trainee/Clinical Support Worker.
• An opportunity to undertake a 3 x shift work trial (flexible to suit you) based in a single area following the normal shift pattern of that area, and shadowing a support worker under the supervision of a qualified nurse.
• A route into a guaranteed interview for a real job.
• Accredited units relevant to Health Care (accredited by Open College Network), covering key NHS terms and policy including infection control, privacy and dignity and quality of care.

This course is not

• A guarantee of a job
• A chance to try all the different areas of the hospital
• A route into all careers in the NHS

Please be aware

• We can only place you where there is an opportunity
• You may need to be flexible with where your placement is
• You can only do placement in one area
• We expect you to work shifts
• You will be asked for to provide information for a DBS (previously CRB) check
• Childcare support may be available
• Our recruitment process takes time

We will

• Try to place you in an appropriate area where there is a vacancy
• Support you with any questions or issues
• Offer you an interview if you complete the course fully
• Put you on an apprenticeship programme in Clinical Healthcare Support (level 2 diploma) when you start employment with us
• Offer you career progression if you are successful

Course Details

The first stage is to attend an Open Day on the 27th May 2014 to find out more about the course, the job role and attend an informal interview.

If you are successful following the Open Day, you will be invited to submit a DBS application and Occupational Health Clearance form. The course will start on Monday, 30th June 2014 and your classroom will be on site at the Trust.

Week One Week commencing 30th June 2014 9.30 a.m. – 4.00 p.m.
Week Two Week Commencing 7th July 2014 9.30 a.m. – 4.00 p.m.

Week Three
Placement Week
Week commencing 14th July 2014
3 Shifts (Flexible times and days)
Shift pattern is usually
7.30 a.m. – 3.30 p.m.
or 1.30 p.m. – 9.30 p.m.
Week Four Week Commencing 21st July 2014 9.30 a.m. – 4.00 p.m.

Provisional date for Interviews – Saturday, 16th August 2014 (to be confirmed)

If you feel you have a genuine interest in working in health care then please apply to attend the Open Day via your local job centre who will confirm times, venue etc.,

or contact: Linda Skelley via email :