Published: Monday, June 27th, 2016

Golden Jubilee and West College to support healthcare workers of the future




An exciting joint collaboration which will develop employment opportunities at the Golden Jubilee Foundation has been launched. 

The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the NHS Board and West College Scotland (WCS) will support the Golden Jubilee Foundation’s vision of leading quality, research, and innovation.

It has been specifically set up to develop education and employment opportunities for clinical support, administration and hospitality posts including ‘on the job’ training for WCS students. Another key objective of the MOU will be to support ‘Developing the Young Workforce’ activities in the local area and maximising healthcare opportunities for all young people.

Initially, Golden Jubilee services that will benefit from the agreement are:

  • Healthcare support in theatres and wards;
  • Outpatient support;
  • Clinical sterile processing;
  •  Catering
  • Housekeeping
  • Reception; and
  • Hospitality services within our Conference Hotel.

Speaking at the launch of the MOU, Jill Young, Chief Executive of the Golden Jubilee Foundation, said: “We’re delighted to have signed this agreement with West College and look forward to seeing the benefits of this collaboration over the coming years.

“With an increased demand on healthcare services in Scotland,  it is vital that we support those in education looking for a career in healthcare who have the potential to be our workforce for the future..

“This Memorandum of Understanding will allow us to create a sustainable workforce that will help us deliver any future expansion of our clinical services and support our vision of leading quality, research and innovation for NHSScotland.”

Audrey Cumberford, Principal and Chief Executive of West College Scotland, said: “I am confident this fresh and innovative approach will bring many benefits to our students, as well as to the Golden Jubilee Foundation.

“This is about giving students real experience of the workplace, helping them become work-ready and able to make a full contribution to the wider community –all of which is at the heart of the Government’s ‘Developing the Young Workforce’ initiative. 

“West College Scotland has identified healthcare as a growth area for our activities.  We are delighted that this agreement increases the attraction of the College as a destination for people thinking of a long-term career in the health sector.

“I am sure the partnership between the College and the Golden Jubilee Foundation will deliver our shared ambitions for the future workforce.” 


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