West Lancashire College partnered with colleagues from Skelmersdale and Ormskirk Job Centres and local employers this week to host a Jobs That Change Lives event for their clients.

Focused on jobs in the health care sector, the event aimed to challenge misconceptions and preconceived ideas around jobs in health care.

Employers and representatives from the college provided clients with an immersive experience that opened up routeways into local jobs including roles in personal care, domiciliary care, nursing, general health care, childcare, and support roles such as teaching assistant.

Representatives from Stocks Hall Nursing Homes, Divine Days, Guardian Homecare, Alternative Futures, Athena Health Care, The National Careers Service and West Lancashire College provided careers information, advice and guidance through activities and presentations, helping clients to take their next step into working with the Health Care sector.

Wendy Bennett, Head of Health Education & Science at the college said, “we were delighted to host this health focussed event, there are so many job opportunities available in the West Lancashire area and this has helped us to engage more people into considering a future career in this rewarding sector.  A huge thank you to all the employers who supported the event and to Skelmersdale & Ormskirk Job Centres for working in partnership with us to host this for our local community.

Rebecca Eastham, Employment Adviser Lead, West Lancs, Leyland & Chorley Job Centres said, “thank you to West Lancashire College for hosting this event. It has been a real success with feedback from attendees saying how it has really helped them to think differently about a career in health and social care and opened their eyes to the opportunities available.”