Building on from the success of the first citywide Careers and Recruitment Fair that took place at Leeds Civic Hall in May, the Leeds health and care ambassadors continue their job to help inspire and motivate more people to join the health and care sector.

At the May event ambassadors chatted to attendees about their many varied roles in health and care and helped provide a good insight into the different careers available in care. Employers received more than 1,000 enquiries from people enquiring about job and volunteering opportunities, work placements and apprenticeships. Many people managed to arrange to follow up conversations or book an interview.

The city’s health and care ambassadors are now busy visiting job fairs organised at various venues across Leeds, such as the Armley One Stop or the Great Get Together at East End Park. They are helping to motivate and inspire people to join the ‘One Leeds workforce’ by providing a better understanding of the rewards and challenges of a career in health and care. They do this by visiting community centres, careers fairs, schools and job centres and engaging with people looking for their first job, a career change or their next challenge.

Leeds Health and Care Ambassadors come from a range of different backgrounds and new recruits are always welcome. We would love to hear from potential ambassadors, including staff who work with children or in non-clinical roles such as estates and facilities, domiciliary services, or scientists, lab technicians, researchers and pharmacists.

If you would like to know more please email us LHCA@leeds.gov.uk or you can read more about our ambassador case studies here

Leeds health and care ambassadors and representatives from Leeds Health and Care Academy, Leeds City Council and Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust at the Careers and Recruitment Fair, Leeds Civic Hall, May 2019

“I would like to help attract
talented people from different
backgrounds into the
workforce, so they can
flourish with the right support
and make a difference in their
own lives and within their
communities.”
Andrew Johnson, health support worker and Leeds health and care ambassador

Leeds health and care ambassadors at the job fair at Armley community hub

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