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Health Sector Jobs Expo 23rd April

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Health Sector Jobs Expo 23rd April

Friday, April 15, 2016 

Health Sector Jobs Expo 23rd April

Dublin’s only dedicated healthcare job fair, The Health Sector Jobs Expo is being held on Saturday 23rd April 2016 at The RDS.

It is the only recruitment exhibition in Ireland that caters for all healthcare professionals - medical, nursing, midwifery, social care, dentistry and allied health.

The Health Sector Jobs Expo includes both domestic and international opportunities and is completely free for jobseekers to attend.

All healthcare professionals welcome, whatever your occupation, experience or grade. 

The exhibition opens at 10am and runs until 4pm. The Expo is free of charge to attend, but registration is required to help us match your skills with the employers that are exhibiting.

To register for the event click here

NHS hospitals, which need another 23,400 nurses, will be among 55 international health employers competing to recruit nurses and other staff

A spokeswoman for the Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Partnership NHS Trust confirmed they will be trying to woo 30 Irish nurses to their hospitals with a package worth up to €10,000 (£8,000).

This is intended to cover items such as travel, legal fees, estate agent fees and other expenses linked to moving and house sales. The nurses will also get two days' paid leave to move.

Will there be interviews on the day?

Interviews and job offers will be made on the day to suitably qualified and experienced candidates. In order to facilitate job offers being made at the exhibition our exhibitors have requested that all jobseekers bring a copy of their CV/Resume and copies of all relevant qualifications.

Documentation relating to your immigration status, background or Police checks and English language testing (if applicable), should also be brought with you alongside a copy of your passport, birth certificate and marriage certificate (if applicable). Nurses and Midwives are requested to have their PIN available for employers.


The CareersPortal Team