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.