Stockport NHS Foundation Trust Hire 101 Nurses & HCSWs Over Two Recruitment Events

Stockport Event

Stockport NHS Foundation Trust continues their collaboration with Just R to attract, onboard, and retain Nurses and HCSWs using values-based recruitment and digital attraction methods. Read on to see how we supported Stockport in making 101 job offers for Nurses and HCSWs following two successful recruitment days.


Event Attendees


Jobs Offered




Registered Nurses

The challenge

Filling NHS vacancies when pushed for time

Just R were tasked with attracting registered nurses and HCSWs to vacancies within medicine, surgery, integrated care and community roles at Stockport, to drive quality candidates to two recruitment days.

The solution

Driving quality candidates to an in-person recruitment event

Through our tried and tested digital attraction strategies, we secured 154 attendees for the events, from a pool of both active and passive job-seekers.

The digital attraction campaign, running adverts across Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, delivers strong and ‘always on’ employer value proposition messaging, bespoke employer branding and a periodical change in campaign focus to ensure the right candidate is targeted for the vacancies needed at the time. The consistent campaign messaging ensures the Trust is ‘top of mind’ for anyone considering a change in career or place of work. The broad reach of campaigns also helps enable inclusive recruitment, reaching groups who may not typically connect with NHS careers.

Why recruitment events work



Recruitment events prove a successful solution when filling NHS vacancies as it is a way of selling your organisation as a workplace of choice, as well as allowing Trusts to widen the pool of potential candidates and offer interviews (and even jobs) on the day. All in all, slicing the recruitment process in half for both parties, and filling vacancies fast.

The results

In total, 154 candidates attended across the two recruitment days and 101 of these were offered roles on the day. This included 26 Registered Nurses and 75 HCSWs; an incredible result for Stockport NHS Foundation Trust. 

Over the past six years we have supported Healthcare Organisations to deliver hundreds of successful recruitment events, including both in-person and virtual events. Recruitment events are a great opportunity for your teams to meet a community of people interested in joining your organisation and a chance to really sell yourself. Events can also cut the recruitment process down by offering interviews, and even hiring on the day!

Not sure where to start? Here's what you can expect when working with Just R


A simplified recruitment process that saves both the candidate and the employer time.

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A wider pool of candidates as we use digital attraction methods to reach passive job seekers.

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A consultative approach; we work in collaboration with you to help solve your staffing needs.

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Ian Henry - Employee Resourcing Manager

“Both days were really well attended. Really positive outcome.”

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