Careers in healthcare a hit with high-schoolers

Hundreds of students attended the WSLHD careers expo. 

Three hundred high-school students and 16 stall holders filled the Westmead Education and Conference Centre last week for the Western Sydney Local Health District (WSLHD) careers expo. 

Students had the opportunity to chat to teams, listen to talks by healthcare professionals and even participate in a trauma case scenario with the emergency department simulation team. 

The Westmead Redevelopment project was on-hand to answer questions about our Work out West campaign - a district initiative to attract the best and brightest to our existing facilities, and promote upcoming opportunities created by our redevelopment and expansion projects.  

WSLHD workforce manager Julia Shaw said the expo was important to help young adults make good choices about their future careers.

"We have lots of job information about all kinds of careers including nursing, midwifery and medicine, but also some jobs people don't expect.

"Hospitals need cleaners, security officers, postal workers, wardspersons, radiographers, dietitians, IT experts, engineers, maintenance workers and groundskeepers too."

With five major hospitals, several community health centres, research and education facilities and more than $2 billion of expansion underway, WSLHD will have many jobs available in the coming years.

More information

If you or someone you know might be interested in a career with the WSLHD, there's a few things you can do:
  • Regularly check our website for more information about upcoming jobs and register your interest in the contact us section.
  • Most jobs will be coming up from 2019 – 2020; so if there is something you are interested in, we can tell you what qualifications you may need to start training now!
  • We have tips for high school students, university students, and qualified professionals to help plan a health career.
  • We'll be keeping you up-to-date with job opportunities that might suit you. So keep an eye out!
  • Closer to the time, we will be offering support sessions to help you apply for government jobs (there’s a special system but we have all the tips for success).
  • If you would like to know more or have a specific question, please contact us.

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