Recruiting at the Emergency Services Show

Emergency Services Show Trust Staff

Last month the Trust exhibited at the annual Emergency Services Show (ESS) in Birmingham to help spread our recruitment messages to a wider audience. As the theme of the show was emergency services technology, we chose to exhibit one of our concept vehicles to act as an attention grabber and a selling point for the organisation.

By exhibiting the vehicle, we could promote the innovative approach that we take as organisation, and the work we do to improve the experience for staff and patients that we serve. There was all the added benefit that the Operations team were also able to showcase the concept vehicle to a large audience of interested people.   

Over the two days we met and talked to hundreds of visitors and have around 60 people who are really interested in joining us to follow up on.

We waved our team flags high and people from across the public and private sector were interested to hear our story and learn more about what we do. There was a genuine sense of excitement and buzz around our stand. Colleagues were back to back with questions all while promoting the Trust! In fact, there was so much buzz that Gary Cole from The Bill showed up (if you’re old enough to remember The Bill!). See our lovely Ops team pictured below with the man himself.  

We would like to say a big thank you to the operations team and other extremely helpful colleagues who pitched in on the day, for their involvement with the event and in particular our recruitment campaign. A huge thanks also goes to elected UNISON representative Michael Whitcombe, who attended on both days to speak to members and answer questions on recruitment. This exhibition wouldn’t have been possible without the collaboration of everyone involved.

If you would like to learn more about our involvement at the Emergency Services Show, or if you would like to provide feedback or input, please contact chris.jacob@eastamb.nhs.uk.

Published 19th October 2018

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