Polish job ads used to attract recruits for hard-to-fill roles in NHS trust

An NHS trust is advertising jobs in Polish in an effort to hire migrants for hard-to-fill vacancies.

The Times reports that Gloucestershire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust placed an ad in local papers for porters and hotel service assistants, with a split in the ad between Polish and English.

David McGrath, the trust’s director of corporate affairs, said: “Staff in both jobs play an important role supporting nurses and helping people, but these jobs are notoriously difficult to recruit.

“The reason we are doing it in Polish is because there is a growing community of people from Eastern Europe, and Polish is a fairly widely spoken language there.”

The move follows similar practices among some police forces across the UK, which have targeted Polish workers to better reflect local communities.

North Wales and Northern Ireland Police were among the forces looking to recruit migrant workers.

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