More than 450 apply for student paramedic vacancies!

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Friday 31st July 2015 – 12.45pm – Claire Brown.

As the clock struck midnight last night, the Trust’s week-long recruitment drive for student paramedics came to a close with an impressive number of applications.

The advertisement for 70 student paramedic vacancies went live on the NHS jobs website on Thursday 23rd July and closed at midnight last night. After just a week, 454 applications have been submitted.

Louise Harris, the Trust’s Recruitment Advisor, said: “We’ve had such a fantastic response to our latest student paramedic recruitment drive. It just shows what a sought after job it is!

“Our recruitment team have worked incredibly hard to look at the hundreds of applications to shortlist a total of 240 candidates. By now, applicants should have received an email from NHS Jobs to advise them whether they’ve been successful or not.

“The main reason for applicants not being shortlisted was that they hadn’t applied for their category C1 driving license prior to applying for the student paramedic vacancy.

“I’d like to thank each and every applicant for their interest in the role and wish those who have been shortlisted the best of luck in the stage one assessments which are taking place next week.”

ENDS

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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