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A job here is a job for life! See…Start…Support…Sustain

18 July 2016, Sarah Newall, Communications

A job here is a job for life! That’s the message we are keen to shout about so it echoes through the Trust. We are successful at recruiting staff, locally, nationally and internationally and we are working just as hard to support and keep the staff who are working for us.

Picture of new starter Lucian Miron smiling whilst standing in front of a medicine cupboard

We have launched the See, Start, Support, Sustain programme which means we will be Seeing Opportunities (to recruit), (assist those) Starting Work and Support and Sustain our staff throughout their careers.

We want a life-long working partnership with all of our employees which recognises that our lifestyles change as we grow, have children, get older, face health problems, look after elderly parents and maybe look to a second career.

Sue Whiterod, Associate Director, Organisational Development, Engagement & Equality said: “We recognise that everybody is different and everybody’s needs change throughout their life. We are an employer who wants to offer individuals the opportunity of what we hope will be a job for life. We want to create a sense of flexibility and belonging so as our organisation develops and changes, our people do too. There is a real sense of community here and that is a strong foundation to build on.

“WHHT’s new bundle of benefits for staff has already started with the recent option of buying additional annual leave and promoting flexible working. The message from us is that if you already work for us or if you succeed in your application to come here then we value you and we want to keep you.”

Meet new starter Lucian Miron (pictured above), a 24year old from Romania’s capital city Bucharest. He’s benefitted from the new approach and is working with acutely ill patients on Croxley Ward at Watford hospital and says he loves his job.

said: “All the staff here are friendly and co-operative. They are good people here and I want to continue my career here at the hospital.”

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  1. For more information, please contact Sarah Newall, Communications in the Trust’s Communications department on telephone: 01923 436 280 or email: info@whht.nhs.uk. Out of hours, please call 07900 228 031.
  2. West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust is a large acute trust serving people from across Hertfordshire, north London and further afield. It operates from three sites at Watford, St Albans and Hemel Hempstead hospitals and sees about 600,000 patients a year. We are one of the largest employers locally, with around 4,500 staff and volunteers.