West Midlands Ambulance Service increases number of Student Paramedic vacancies

Due to increases in demand, West Midlands Ambulance Service is increasing the number of Student Paramedics it is recruiting. They are now looking for 270 who will all be operational by this time next year.

As the second largest ambulance service in the UK, one of their key aims is to make their workforce representative of the communities they serve. Whilst the trust welcomes all applicants, they are particularly looking for people who are passionate about the West Midlands. WMAS Chief Executive Officer, Anthony Marsh said:

“Being a paramedic is one of the most rewarding jobs in the world and it offers the chance to have an amazing career. The feeling of satisfaction you get when helping someone in their hour of need is something unique.”

To apply, you hold a minimum of five GCSEs (including English, Maths and Science) plus an A-Level qualification or equivalent.  In addition, you must either hold category C1 on your driving licence, or have applied for it. Recruitment Manager, Louise Harris, said:

“This is an exciting opportunity for people of all ages, and backgrounds. As an ‘earn as you learn’ scheme, it opens up possibilities to a wide range of people in the region.

“We have seen people apply from all different communities but also people from their teens to their 50s; many who are looking at a complete career change or even a second career change.

“From our perspective, this is excellent news because it means we get a really good variety of people from all walks of life, area, ethnic group and community which can only be good for the service.

“I would urge anyone looking to apply to make sure that they read all of the information on NHS Jobs thoroughly, particularly the ‘Additional Information’ document that you can download.”

To find out more, you can visit the NHS Jobs website. The closing date for applications is 11.59pm on Tuesday 2nd January 2018. If you need support, or require further information about filling in your application form, please contact recruitment@wmas.nhs.uk.


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