Friday 6th January 2017 – 1.25pm – Murray MacGregor.
The clock is ticking; you now only have just over two days left to get your application in to become a student paramedic with West Midlands Ambulance Service in 2017.
The Trust is recruiting 300 people to join us in one of the most fulfilling careers available, with positions in the Black Country, Birmingham, Shropshire, Staffordshire and Coventry & Warwickshire.
More than 8,000 people have viewed the job description so far on NHS Jobs and whilst we’ve received 157 applications there are hundreds which have been started but are yet to be completed. The deadline is 11.59pm on Sunday 8th January.
Coventry Paramedic, Alpesh Mistry, said: “The best thing about being a paramedic is that you are doing something different on a regular basis. Colleagues who have been a paramedic for 25 years still say that they are seeing things that they have never seen before. Learning about all the different clinical practices I found fascinating because the human body is an amazing piece of equipment.”
Black Country Paramedic, Dan Godlieb, added: “I had good mentors at West Midlands Ambulance Service teaching me and guiding me. At the time I thought it was really, really hard, but as I’ve got older and wiser, I feel this is the most suited career for me.”
Willenhall paramedic, Ramiz Mungroo added: “If you want to serve the community; if you feel that you want to give something back and if you are a kind person, this is a good job. When you reflect on cases that you’ve been to, it is a rewarding job because the patients are obviously thankful that you are there to help them.”
Rhianne Pomfet is currently undertaking her student paramedic course and is based in Dudley. She says people need to go into the course with their eyes open: “It’s more than just driving around in an ambulance; it’s about helping people. I would be lying if I said that it had been easy. A lot of hours went into the study, a few tears too, but I’m really glad that I’ve done it.”
Fellow student paramedic, Natalie Port, who is based in Stafford, said: “I’m loving it! There’s a lot of work to do but everyday we cover something new and my cohort of fellow students is great. We support each other. There is so much to learn – practicals are where I learn the most but there is lots of studying to do as well. It’s a lot of hard work but so worth it. Go for it.!”
Applications will not be accepted if you do not have copies of educational certificates and have at least applied for your C1 driving licence. If your application was stopped previously but you now have these essential items, please contact the Recruitment Team so that they can reset your application.
Note to applicants
As well as the C1 licence, you will have to provide original certificates showing that you hold a minimum of five GCSEs (including English, Maths and Science) plus an A-Level qualification or equivalent.
Make sure you read all of the information on NHS Jobs thoroughly, particularly the ‘Additional Information’ document that you can download.
If you need support or require further information about filling in your application form, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or on 01384 215 896 during office hours.
Natalie Port (@wmasnatalieport on Twitter)