Monday, 02 April 2012
More than 2,000 potential new recruits have applied for just 25 new jobs being created at a brand new care home in Peterborough.
The first round of recruitment for the Eagle Wood campus being built by neurological centre specialist, PJ Care, attracted an unprecedented number of people seeking one of the positions.
The company has staged two recruitment days to assess the demand for the jobs, which will include positions for registered nurses, care assistants, catering staff, housekeeping and administrative staff.
The company’s chief executive, Paul Moran, said that they had never seen such demand for their jobs.
“We are staggered by the response. It is a phenomenal response and we are absolutely delighted by it,” he told the Peterborough Evening Telegraph. “The closest we came to it was at a care home elsewhere in the country was where we had 100 applicants for 10 jobs. We will write back to all 2,000 people to say thank you for their application.”
The new positions are only the beginning of the recruitment for the facility, which is scheduled to open later this year. It will eventually employ 180 staff in total, with recruitment for 20 more staff scheduled to take place in around a month’s time.