Inclusive recruitment


Meet Sarah-Jane, our resident Reservist Recruitment Advisor. She has been working in collaboration with Jolanta Lvova – our Corporate Governance Manager.

Starting from June, they have hosted monthly virtual sessions for Capital City College engaging over 50 students from underrepresented groups. With a focus on the NWL Reservists Programme, they offered insights into the commitments expected from both employer and employee, further steps into employment and alternative career paths, as well as development and educational opportunities such as functional skills following the completion of the programme.

One of the biggest benefits of the NWL Reservists Programme that was put to the students is the flexibility and exposure that it offers. The students, if they were to join the programme, would be able to mobilise across various wards and departments and as a result they gain access to wider opportunities within the NHS.

Students’ concerns and questions were addressed openly, notably the ‘one-size fits-all’ approach of a uniform application form applicable for all NHS roles.

This led to the introduction of a shortened application form in response; one application has since been received using this form. The form encourages applicants to focus on providing information about themselves in a less pressured way, with the option to attach a current CV should they wish to do so.

As a point of contact from Capital City College, John James – Employer Engagement and Progression Officer, supports this initiative and the shortened version of the application form is to be rolled out and trialled with the students in the month of September.

Sarah-Jane’s commitment to offering diverse career and education opportunities to all is evident, reflecting what we stand for and what we mean by our strapline “Empowering Futures and Transforming Lives”.


A word from Sarah-Jane

“As part of our ongoing commitment to the NWL Reservists Programme, and to ensure we offer ongoing pastoral care, we hold fortnightly drop-in sessions for our workforce to come along and meet both ourselves and their Reservist colleagues. This allows us all to communicate directly and to ensure that any questions are dealt with timely and accurately. In addition, we are hoping to launch in the Autumn our first Reservist Newsletter as an alternative communication method.”

Sarah-Jane Newbigging

Reservist Recruitment Adviser

NW London Reservist Programme


A word from John James

“Capital City College Training welcome the ongoing support provided by Sarah Jane and Jolanta since May 2023 in sharing work opportunities within the Trust with our Level 2 Health and Social Care Certificate learners. CCCT are proud to be working on the rollout of Chelwest’s Reservist recruitment programme and look forward to working now and in the future with both Sarah-Jane and Jolanta”

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John James

Employer Engagement & Progression Officer

Capital City College Training

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