Hundreds show interest in student paramedic vacancy

Hundreds of people have already shown an interest in joining West Midlands Ambulance Service, only days after the organisation announced that it was planning to recruit almost 500 student paramedics.

Around 250 people joined Trust staff at Shrewsbury Town Football Club last week for a highly successful Career’s Event. A second such event is set to take place on Sunday 26th June as part of Armed Forces Day at Himley Hall.
The Trust will have a stall at the event, which runs from 10.00am to 5.30pm, at which the Recruitment Team will be present to offer advice, guidance and tips on applying to become a student paramedic.

Those attending will also have a chance to find out more about what the training course involves and will be able to answer questions on qualifications required, interview techniques and anything else potential employees may wish to know. WMAS Recruitment Manager, Louise Jones, said:

“It was fantastic to see so many people come along to Shrewsbury Town and show an interest in joining the ambulance service. We’re now really looking forward to our next event at Himley and having the opportunity to talk to lots more people who are interested in starting a career with us.”
The Trust’s student paramedic programme is a unique opportunity which provides a 42 month vocationally based programme where you’ll ‘earn as you learn’. You will receive a minimum competitive salary of £18,661 per annum from day one of employment.

On completion of the programme you will obtain a Level 6 Degree apprenticeship qualification and guaranteed employment as a paramedic with a minimum salary of £25,655 rising to £34,172 per annum plus unsocial hours pay enhancements.
For further details and to find out how to apply, visit

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