WMAS recruiting more than 400 student paramedics

Claire Brown – Monday 13th June 2022 – 8.20am.

Set to leave college this term and don’t know what to do next? Fed up of your 9 to 5 job and have a passion for helping others? Think you’ve got what it takes to be a paramedic? We’ve got just the job opportunity for you!

With pressures on the ambulance service continuing, the Trust is on a journey of one of its most ambitious recruitment plans to date. In total, the Trust is looking to recruit 484 student paramedics across the entire West Midlands region.

Louise Jones, Recruitment Manager, said: “Today (Monday 13th June) our exceptionally popular student paramedic programme opens to applicants as we work to further bolster our front-line staffing levels across the whole of our region. This means that, compared to our previous student paramedic recruitment, we are now looking to recruit across Birmingham, Black Country, Coventry, Warwickshire, Herefordshire, Shropshire, Worcestershire and Staffordshire.

“In addition, for the first time we’ll also be accepting applications to our student paramedic programme from individuals awaiting A-Level or other Level 3 results. If you’re leaving college this year and want to work for us as a paramedic, you can now apply!”

“I’ll be taking over the @officialwmas Instagram account on Saturday 18th June to share hints and tips as well as be on hand to answer questions from anyone interested in applying. We now have a dedicated microsite about our student paramedic programme which includes everything you need to know about entry criteria, the application and assessment process as well as the training programme once you begin so I would urge anyone considering this fantastic opportunity to visit www.wmascareers.uk in the first instance.

“We’re also set to hold a number of career events in parts of the West Midlands in the coming weeks and I’d encourage anyone keen to apply to come along and meet us for an informal chat!”

The following events are so far confirmed but more are set to be announced in the near future via the Trust’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @officialwmas and via www.wmas.nhs.uk :

  • Shrewsbury Town FC on Wednesday 15th June between 6pm – 8pm
  • Attendance at Himley Hall Armed Forces Day on Sunday 26th June between 11am – 5pm



  1. My daughter is really interested in this but she is unable to go forward with her application as she’s awaiting her c1 application form could you please let me know of there is any other way she can apply thank you

    1. Hello, unfortunately a C1 provisional is required at the point of application. We do recruit regularly though, so as soon as she has the forms etc and has her provisional, get her applying!

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