Monday 5th January 2015 – 10.45am – Murray MacGregor.
Time is running out if you want to be considered for one of 300 new student paramedic places. Applications via NHS jobs close at 11.59pm on Tuesday evening (6th January).
West Midlands Ambulance Service is recruiting the 300 staff from across the region with start dates ranging from March through to June 2015.
As of 9.30am on Monday morning, a staggering 17,300 people had looked at the job specification on NHS Jobs. That has generated almost 700 applications with another 450 part completed.
Recruitment Advisor, Louise Harris, said: “We are delighted so many people have had a look at the role, but time is running out if you want to convert that into an application.
“What better time to think about a career change than the start of the New Year; why not celebrate by getting arguably, one of the best jobs in the world.
“Even if you haven’t had a look at the job specification, it is definitely not too late to get your form in. We want the very best people to take on this life saving role, so if you think you’ve got what it takes to be a true life saver, please don’t delay and get you application in before the deadline.”
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 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.
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, go to http://www.jobs.nhs.uk/
Keyword: student paramedic
Location: West Midlands