The exceptionally popular and successful Student Paramedic training programme at West Midlands Ambulance Service provides an alternative route for you to gain your dream job.
What do I need to apply?
- 5 GCSE’s grade C or above which must include English Language, Maths and Science
- An A Level qualification (or equivalent)
- Full driving licence (must not exceed 3 points)
- Provisional Category C1 on your driving licence – you can request the forms to apply for this by visiting https://www.gov.uk/become-lorry-bus-driver/applying-for-a-bus-or-lorry-provisional-entitlement. You can check what categories you are currently entitled to drive by visiting https://www.gov.uk/view-driving-licence
- Experience in a patient or customer care environment
What does the Recruitment process involve?
To assist with your application please read the below documents which explains the recruitment process and training programme as well as providing some helpful hints and tips to help you to prepare. Also, recognising the impact that COVID-19 has had over the last year on education, we are pleased to announce that we will accept applications from anyone awaiting their Level 3 results:
As part of the assessment you will be required to demonstrate the following;
• Resting heart rate: <90 bpm
• Blood pressure: <160 systolic <95 diastolic
• Leg / back strength test: minimum of 117kg (3 attempts given)
• Hand grip test: Minimum of 35kg – dominant hand Minimum of 33kg – sub dominant
hand (3 attempts given)
• Flexibility test: Ability to reach toe line whilst sitting and stretching with legs straight
In addition to this you will demonstrate your cardiovascular ability by completing a step test;
– Phase 1 Aerobic warm up
– Phase 2 Step test whilst carrying a 10kg kettlebell
– Compression only CPR (you will be shown technique)
– Step test whilst carrying 2x 14kg kettlebells (one in each hand)
Your heart rate will be monitored throughout Phases 1 & 2 of the step test.
Where can I apply?
Apply online via http://www.jobs.nhs.uk searching for ‘WMAS’.
What is it like being a Paramedic with WMAS?
An alternative method of training to become a Paramedic is to study at at the University of Wolverhampton, University of Worcester, Staffordshire University and Coventry University as a student paramedic. Watch this promotional video to listen to what students think about studying paramedic science at university:
If you have any other questions about the Student Paramedic programme, please contact our Recruitment Team:
Telephone: 01384 989452