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Right Arrow Great success after Dune FM DJ opens local Trust Job Shop - PR/28/0405
28 September 2004 at 16:32
Nearly 200 people visited the two NHS Job Shops held in Southport and Skelmersdale on 22 and 23 September. A number of them have already signed up at Southport and Skelmersdale Colleges to do Level 2 Health Care Assistant courses.

Sheelagh Windrum, Employment Co-ordinator for Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust said, “We were extremely pleased with the number of people who came to talk to us about possible careers in the NHS. We saw a lot of people who were interested in becoming health care assistants (the modern day auxiliary nurse) but also people were interested in the technical roles such as operating department practitioners. A number of people have already signed up to do NVQ courses and hopefully these will lead on to jobs in the Trust.”

The Job Shop at Southport was opened by Dune FM DJ John Cooper, who decided to swap his turntables for operating tables for the day by dressing up as an operating department practitioner.

Notes to Editors
In photo:
In NHS t-shirts: Sheelagh Windrum, Employment Co-ordinator for Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust; Joan Holcroft from the NHS Academy with John Cooper, DJ at Dune FM and three prospective employees.

Issued by Matthew King, Southport and Ormskirk NHS Trust.

Enquiries to: Matthew King Tel: 01704 704714
E-mail: matthew.king@southportandormskirk.nhs.uk