Do you want to be an ambulance service apprentice?

PTS vehicles
Wednesday 2nd October 2013 – 4.00pm – Suzie Fothergill.

West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) is currently on the lookout for aspiring individuals who would like the opportunity to commence a career in the NHS.

To date WMAS has already recruited 50 apprentices to join its workforce in the Non-Emergency Patient Transport Service and is now advertising for 42 more to join team.

In partnership with Performance Through People, WMAS is offering successful candidates the opportunity to obtain an intermediate level apprenticeship in Health (Healthcare Support Service) qualification, whilst getting first hand on the job experience.

Adam Layland, PTS Senior Operations Manager said: “The apprentice programme we have committed to will lend a helping hand to anyone* who is interested in commencing a career in the NHS Ambulance Service.

“Whilst working alongside our PTS staff, the apprentices will be given the opportunity to develop a wide range of skills over a 12 month period. On completion of the programme, apprentices will have the opportunity to continue their career and apply for substantive posts available within the service.”

In recent months the Trust’s very first PTS apprentice, 22 year old Scott Kenzie, completed the qualification and was offered a full time permanent position with the PTS team at the Trust.

WMAS will be holding an open evening at the Trust’s Headquarters** on Monday 7th October between 5pm – 8pm. The drop-in event will provide prospective applicants with all the necessary information about the scheme and provide the opportunity to ask any questions that they may have. Representatives from West Midlands Ambulance Service and Performance Through People will be on hand at the event, alongside current PTS apprentices who will be able to talk about their own experiences.

Apprentice opportunities are currently available for Worcestershire, Birmingham and Coventry and Warwickshire areas. More information about the apprentice scheme can be found on the NHS jobs website via http://www.jobs.nhs.uk.

If you would like more information or have any question but are unable to attend the open event please call our Recruitment Team on 01384 215896 who will be more than willing to help.

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* Applicants will need a minimum of three GCSEs and a driving licence.

** West Midlands Ambulance Service, Millennium Point, Waterfront Way, Waterfront Business Park, Brierley Hill, DY5 1LX.

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