Trust welcomes international recruits

The first cohort of 34 recruits from Spain and Portugal have come to work in Bolton as part of the Trust’s drive to increase its number of nurses.

Bolton has also given jobs to student nurses who have qualified recently and has processes in place to support staff to gain higher qualifications. However, as with trusts throughout the country, it has been unable to fill all of its vacancies which is why it has looked abroad to recruit.

“I’m very excited to have these nurses here,” said Bev Tabernacle, Deputy Director of Nursing. “They all had an English test before interview and the recruitment process was very rigorous. We’re looking forward to welcoming them to the team.”  

Trust welcomes new recruits

Before starting on the wards the group has had a few weeks of induction at the Royal Bolton Hospital including training in Trust practices and equipment as well as meeting new colleagues and getting support to find accommodation.

The recruits themselves say they have been overwhelmed by the warm welcome they have received from Trust staff.

Speaking on behalf of the group Jonatan Gomez said: “We could not be happier to be here right now. We are eager to learn more about nursing, to do our best for the patients and for the hospital and to give back what we feel you have openly offered us. This is what we think and we are so glad we made Bolton Trust our choice.”

Photo courtesy of the Bolton News.

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