Answering the call to answer the calls

Date: 31 July 2018

A recruitment day to attract more people to work at the Essex emergency centre for the ambulance service has been hailed a success.

 

Nearly 100 people met with teams from the Emergency Opereations Centre in Broomfield, Chelmsford, on Saturday (28th July) which was set up to attract new recruits to apply to become call handlers and dispatchers.

 

The event, attended by around 80 people looking to learn more about the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST), and the opportunities available, was designed to support a larger-scale recruitment drive to bring in people from communities to join the three emergency operations centres across the east of England.

 

A large queue forming outside the building, as jobseekers and interested people turned up and prepared for their day ahead. Come mid-morning, it was all hands on deck to meet and greet potential new candidates. The organisers had their hands full throughout the day, conducting skills assessments, which included dictation and typing, and interviews.     

 

Julie Butcher, Head of Recruitment at EEAST, said: “I am delighted by the response to our recruitment open day in Chelmsford. This is an encouraging display of the interest that people have in coming to work for the service. I am equally delighted that people took the time out of their Saturday to visit us, learn more about the Trust and the essential role that call handlers and dispatchers perform on a daily basis, and to apply for these roles and join our growing team.”

 

The first recruitment open day was held in Bedford in June, leading to 20 job offers to people to join as call handlers.

 

The next recruitment open day for call handlers will be in Norwich in August.

 

For more information about the roles that are available, and any upcoming recruitment events, please visit the website at www.eastamb.nhs.uk/join-the-team, or contact by telephone on 01234 243 200.

 

  • Summary:

    A recruitment day to attract more people to work at the Essex emergency centre for the ambulance service has been hailed a success.