Just over a week to go to a new life

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Monday 29th December 2014 – 10.10am – Murray MacGregor.

New Year, new job? That’s the question bosses at West Midlands Ambulance Service are posing to the people of the region.

With only a week to go until applications close, almost 11,000 people have viewed the current student paramedic vacancies with the Service on NHS Jobs.

The Trust is recruiting to a massive 300 positions with start dates ranging from March through to June 2015. The deadline for completed submissions is next Tuesday, 6th January.

So far over 330 people have done just that with another 100 having started filling in the on-line form.

Recruitment Advisor, Louise Harris, said: “Given most people will have been concentrating on Christmas, it is a fantastic total already, but we’re expecting the next week to be considerably busier.

“We obviously want the very best people to take on this life saving role, so it is definitely not too late to get your form in.

“What better time to think about a career change and getting arguably, one of the best jobs in the world. If you talk to our staff, they’ll tell you there is nothing better than knowing you have saved someone’s life; knowing that they will be able to spend more time with their loved ones; knowing that if it hadn’t been for your actions, they would not have survived.”

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 are requested to 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 until 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).

For more information, click here.
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Written by officialwmas

West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) covers a geographical area of approximately 5,000 square miles and serves a population of 5.6 million people living in Shropshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Coventry & Warwickshire, Staffordshire and the Birmingham & the Black Country conurbation. The Trust has a total number of 4000 members of staff and uses 864 vehicles.

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