Friday 25th November 2016 – 4.50pm – Murray MacGregor.
The chance to become a lifesaving paramedic has piqued the interest of no fewer than 10,000 people.
The staggering figure shows how many people have logged onto NHS Jobs (www.jobs.nhs.uk) to have a look at the person specification to become one of 300 student paramedics with West Midlands Ambulance Service in 2017.
Of those almost 700 have either completed their application or started it.
Recruitment Manager, Louise Harris, said: “With exactly a week to go until the deadline for completing applications (Friday 2nd December), we are understandably delighted with the level of interest.
“For people who are still unsure about whether to apply, we will be releasing a series of videos of staff who have recently trained with us who explain their experiences.
“However, we would urge people to fill in their applications carefully as we have had dozens of people fail the process as they didn’t say that they had original copies of their qualifications and had applied for their C1 driving licence. You don’t need the licence, though it is helpful, but you must have applied for it to get through the application process.
“It would be awful if people missed out on a chance of their dream job because they simply weren’t careful in how they applied.
“In addition, we will be taking part in a careers event along with Sandwell College and Jobcentre Plus on Saturday 28th November between 10.00am – 2.00pm at the College’s Central Campus on Spon Lane West Bromwich. You can hear about the opportunities as a student paramedic, an ambulance fleet assistant and with our non-emergency patient transport service.”
You can find the application here.