Some of the class of 2014-15
Wednesday 17th December 2014 – 2.45pm – Murray MacGregor.
With the new year only weeks away, what better time than to look forward to getting what is arguably, the best job in the world.
For 300 people, West Midlands Ambulance Service is looking to give them the chance to become a paramedic with the service and pay them while they train.
The Trust is once again opening up opportunities to train in the life saving role right across the region.
The new roles are being created to increase the paramedic workforce of the Trust still further; we already have one of the highest skill mixes in the country. It will also help the Trust to meet the increased demand that we have been experiencing throughout the year.
Trust Chief Executive, Anthony Marsh, said: “As a paramedic you will have one of the most amazing careers; saving lives and helping people in their hour of need.
“As someone who has worked in the ambulance service for over 25 years, I know just how rewarding the job can be.
“As an organisation that provides health services to one of the most diverse communities in the country, we want to be sure that our staff represent all sections of society, young and older.
“The last time we offered this opportunity we were delighted with the response and I am confident that we will have a similar level of interest this time.”
Recruitment Advisor, Louise Harris added: “All of these positions are for 2015-16 with the first cohort starting their training in March; we expect all 300 new staff to be working on the road by September. There are vacancies in all areas of the region.
“One of the things that makes this course so popular is that we will not only train you to become a life saver, we’ll pay you to do it too. The 30 month training course will lead to you becoming a state registered paramedic.”
To apply, you need to hold a minimum of 5 GCSEs (inc. English, Maths and Science) plus an A – Level qualification or equivalent. In addition, successful applicants must demonstrate a passion to deliver excellent patient care and hold a full UK driving licence with no more than 3 points. You must also have a Category C1 licence, a provisional C1 or have applied to gain one with DVLA.
Candidates must fully complete the application form via NHS Jobs. There are two adverts: one for those who hold a C1 licence; and one for those who have either a provisional licence or have applied for one.
Applications can be made between 5.00pm on Wednesday 17th December 2014 and 11.59pm on Tuesday 6th January 2015.
You can request a paper application by calling the Recruitment Team on 01384 215 896.
Appointments will be subject to a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check, references and medical clearance (you will be advised of the process by WMAS).