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Pre-employment Training Programmes

As part of our commitment to widening access to NHS employment we host a number of pre employment training programmes in partnership with the DWP and a number of employability agencies across Greater Glasgow and Clyde.

Our programmes provide training, work experience and application support to people experiencing barriers (real or perceived) to employment enabling them to become competitive job applicants.

Everyone who successfully completes our programmes will be guaranteed to be offered Job Interviews for suitable vacancies across our Health board area.

Healthcare Support Workers (Nursing Assistants)

This six week Sector Based Work Academy programme has been developed with support from our nursing leads and the NHSGGC Practice Education Team. 

The programme includes Core induction sessions on NHS Policies and Procedures, Ward Skill sessions delivered by our Practice Education Nursing team in a simulated ward environment and a 3 week hospital based work placement followed by application support and interview preparation.

All training is delivered by NHS Professionals and placement activity takes place on NHSGGC Hospital locations.

In addition all participants complete the Statutory and Mandatory NHS training (Learnpro) and issued with certificates and will complete the training required and are issued with the NHS Scotland Manual Handling Passport.

All participants who successfully complete the programme are guaranteed interviews for Healthcare Support Worker vacancies across our Board area and to join our Nurse Bank – subject to satisfactory report from placement and attendance at all sessions.

Support Services Assistants (Domestic and Catering)

This six week programme has been developed with support from our Facilities Managers and the Facilities Recruitment and Training leads.

The programme includes Core induction sessions on NHS Policies and Procedures, Practical Skill sessions delivered by our Domestic Supervisory team in a simulated ward environment and a 3 week hospital based work placement followed by application support and interview preparation.

All training is delivered by NHS Professionals and placement activity takes place on NHSGGC Hospital locations.

In addition all participants complete the Statutory and Mandatory NHS training (Learnpro) and issued with certificates and will complete the training required and are issued with the REHIS Elementary Food Hygiene Certificate.

All participants who successfully complete the programme are Guaranteed interview for Healthcare Support Worker vacancies across our Board area – subject to satisfactory report from placement and attendance at all sessions.

Project Search

The primary aim of Project SEARCH is to connect young people with learning disabilities and additional support needs with competitive employment. There are no formal entry requirements. However, applicants must participate in a selection process, where they may undertake assessments and interviews with a host business, and education partners, such as their school or local college to be accepted on Project SEARCH.

Interns are supported through placements within NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde. They get hands-on experience and are given the opportunity to demonstrate their skills and abilities while learning new complex and varied, practical and vocational skills to help ready them for the world of work.

The NHSGGC programme is open to Glasgow  City Council area residents and runs for one year, delivered in partnership with Glasgow Clyde College.