Thursday 21st December 2017 – 1.40pm – Murray MacGregor.
After a year where the service has never had a higher profile, now is your chance to join us and make a difference to the lives of people in the West Midlands, every single day.
Due to increases in demand, West Midlands Ambulance Service is increasing the number of Student Paramedics it is recruiting. We are now looking for 270 who will all be operational by this time next year.
As a Trust, one of our key aims is to make our workforce representative of the communities we serve. Evidence from the NHS Workforce Race Equality Standard shows that by doing so, the Trust will become more efficient, more productive and more responsive to the needs of patients and staff alike.
Whilst we welcome applicants from anywhere, we are particularly looking for people who are passionate about the West Midlands as this is where you will be working.
WMAS Chief Executive Officer, Anthony Marsh said: “Being a paramedic is one of the most rewarding jobs in the world and it offers the chance to have an amazing career.
“The feeling of satisfaction you get when helping someone in their hour of need is something unique.”
To apply, you must hold a minimum of five GCSEs (including English, Maths and Science) plus an A-Level qualification or equivalent. In addition, you must either hold a C1 on your driving licence or at least have applied for it. As well as the C1 licence, you will have to provide original certificates showing your qualifications. If you aren’t able to provide these documents, your application will not be looked at, let alone considered.
Recruitment Manager, Louise Harris, said: “This is an exciting opportunity for people of all ages, and backgrounds. As an ‘earn as you learn’ scheme, it opens up possibilities to a wide range of people in the region.
“We have seen people apply from all different communities but also people from their teens to their 50s; many who are looking at a complete career change or even a second career change.
“From our perspective, this is excellent news because it means we get a really good variety of people from all walks of life, area, ethnic group and community which can only be good for the service.
“I would urge anyone looking to apply to make sure that they read all of the information on NHS Jobs thoroughly, particularly the ‘Additional Information’ document that you can download.”
To find out more information, go to NHS Jobs and look for Job Ref: 217-VN268-17-18. The closing date for applications is 11.59pm on Tuesday 2nd January 2018.
If you need support or require further information about filling in your application form, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.