Graduate Paramedic

Are you a student due to qualify in pre-hospital care resulting in registration as a Paramedic with the HCPC? Come and work for the only Care Quality Commission rated ‘Outstanding’ ambulance service in the country.

What is the Graduate Paramedic role?

The Graduate Paramedic role is a structured programme to properly integrate and support newly qualified paramedics into the ambulance service workplace, enabling the time to consistently apply academic knowledge, skills, and placement experience into confident practice. As a newly qualified paramedic (NQP) you will be expected to undertake a two-year consolidation period of learning. This includes reflective practice and feedback, where thorough direct and indirect clinical supervision will help you to learn to apply your knowledge.

What do I need to apply?

  • You must be due to qualify in pre-hospital care resulting in registration from the HCPC (in your final year of your programme)
  • Full UK Driving licence with provisional C1 at point of application (You will be expected to hold the full C1 category on your driving licence prior to commencing on the induction programme)

You can request the forms to apply for your C1 provisional by visiting and check what categories you are currently entitled to drive by visiting

What does the Recruitment process involve?

Applicants who have not completed placements with our Trust will be expected to successfully pass 2 stages of assessments.

Stage 1: Advanced Life Support (ALS) assessment

Stage 2: Once successfully completed the ALS, you will then be invited to attend a final selection day which consists of the following:

  • Highway Code Assessment
  • Driving Assessment
  • Fitness Assessment
  • Interview
  • Clinical OSCE
  • VIVA Clinical case study

Applicants who have already completed placements with the Trust throughout their studies, will be expected to undertake 1 stage of assessments which consists of the following:

  • Highway Code Assessment
  • Driving assessment
  • Fitness Assessment
  • Interview

Successful candidates will need to provide 2 references (one being your University Tutor and the other from your mentor), an enhanced DBS certificate and will be required to attend a face to face appointment with our Occupational health provider to confirm fitness for the role.

Upon commencement with the Trust, successful candidates will be placed onto a 7-week induction programme which includes a full clinical introduction and the 4-week Level 3 Emergency Response Ambulance Driving qualification. Please note, the induction programme is on a pass or fail basis.

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Please contact our Recruitment Team if you need any more information:

Tel: 01384 989452