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Argyll College, the North Ayrshire Health and Social Partnership and representatives from medical and social care organisations on Arran will all play a part in a jobs fair next week where they will be provide prospective employees with all of the information they need to enter and learn about these fields.
Taking place in Argyll College at the Arran High School Campus, Lamlash on Thursday March 28, from 2pm to 8pm, the event will demonstrate that a career in health and social care can be varied and rewarding and prospective candidates can learn of the various opportunities available on Arran.
Available at the event will be information on general nursing roles in hospital and community settings, care at home, residential care, physiotherapy, occupational health and numerous other roles. In addition to this visitors will be able to meet health and social care staff who work on Arran and receive insightful details about what the daily roles can entail.
Information will also be available on proposed changes to on-island services and future plans. Between 4pm and 6pm a video conference link will be established with other Argyll College centres where tutors will provide information on the new Access to Nursing course and attendees will be able to participate in a question and answer session.
The Access to Nursing course will be of particular interest to people who would like to work in the health sector but feel that they lack the right qualifications. This one year course is part of the Scottish Widening Access Programme and is an entry route for people who have been out of formal education for at least three years.
Arran services senior manager Ruth Betley said: ‘We are very excited about the jobs fair and new courses available at the college. We are hoping for a good turn out from people who are either interested in a career change or are just starting out and would like more information on a career in health and social care.
‘There are so many options in this area and we will have people there who can chat and give an insight into all the different roles. We will also have fun things to try out at the event so please come along!’
To find out more about what job and training opportunities are available locally visitors can attend on the day on Thursday March 28, however places in the Access to Nursing session will need to be booked by registering at http://bit.ly/accesstonursing