Records tumbled at our event in June as nurses decided to put their next career move ahead of the unprecedented summer sunshine
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Here at Nursing Times we recently broke a record of our own. Our Nursing Times Careers Live event in London on 30 June was attended by a total of 484 people, beating Birmingham’s 380 last year.
Despite the sunshine, nurses and students were queuing on Saturday morning to get into the event at the Park Plaza Hotel in Victoria.
There were 27 exhibitors on hand to help delegates find their next career move, as well as advise on how to brush up their CV and give them the opportunity to have job interviews with potential employers there and then. We also had our own resident Nursing Times CPD clinic.
In addition, we provided an exciting programme of speakers, especially selected to help support our audience with practical tips on careers along with personal stories to hopefully inspire them to make their next move. Among these was Sue Covill, director of development and employment at NHS Employers, who talked about shaping your career and offered delegates guidance on, among other things, summarising skills and interview technique.
Tom and Nicola Ray, co-founders of Resilience+Co, gave a moving example of personal resilience in the wake of sepsis, to inspire and guide people when coping with stress, setbacks, change and adversity.
The programme was completed by Dame Elizabeth Anionwu, emeritus professor of nursing at University of West London, who motivated and amused the audience with stories from her life and illustrious career in the NHS.
And, as if that wasn’t enough, to help celebrate the NHS’s 70th birthday we held our own 1940s tea party and offered everyone present the chance to have a vintage makeover or learn to dance the lindy hop.
If you weren’t there, don’t despair – our Nursing Times Careers Live events will return later in the year, with three more taking place around the country in the autumn.
We will be in Manchester on 15 September, followed by Birmingham on 20 October, before returning to London on 10 November.
Remember, attending is free so don’t miss out and register today at live.nursingtimes.net/ntmag