Careers and volunteering with local NHS

Staff and volunteers at Isle of Wight NHS Trust are throwing open their doors to explain how the Health Service can provide fulfilling careers as well as rewarding experiences as a volunteer.

A wide range of careers and volunteer opportunities will be on show at the NHS Careers and Volunteers Open Day on Saturday November 24, which is being held between 10am  and 3pm in the Education Centre at St. Mary’s Hospital.

NHS can provide lifelong and fulfilling careers

Anyone interested in a career in the NHS, or volunteering their time to support patients and staff is invited along to find out more about work experience opportunities, voluntary roles and temporary and permanent positions. A number of departments at the Trust, including ambulance, community, hospital, learning disability and mental health services, will be available to discuss careers and voluntary work.

Cathy Armstrong, Volunteers and Careers Co-ordinator, says: “The range of careers in the NHS is huge, with hundreds of roles, both clinical and non-clinical. The NHS on the Island can provide a great start to a career that can take you to many different places or allow you to stay in one place and still develop many skills.

She added that there are also many options across the organisation for individuals to volunteer in supporting patients and staff.

For informal enquiries email, call 01983 822099 ext: 6411 or visit