West Midlands Ambulance Service University NHS Foundation Trust

Student Paramedic

West Midlands Region
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09 Jun 2022
07 Jul 2022
Contract Type
Working Pattern
Shift work

West Midlands Ambulance Service University NHS Foundation Trust are recruiting Student Paramedics to join our team.

As a student paramedic, and when qualified, you’ll often be one of the first people to arrive on scene in a patient’s hour of need. You will work in a fast-paced, vital role where you and your colleagues will need to quickly take charge of the situation in order to save lives.

No day is ever the same! One of the many things our colleagues enjoy about being a part of the WMAS Team is the variety of calls that you will get sent out to and that you will play a key part in helping members of the community. You’ll work in a range of emergency and non-emergency situations, and you’ll be trained to be able to use your judgement and skills to quickly access a patient’s condition and make life-saving decisions whilst working as part of a team.

Student Paramedic Journey

We are renowned for our Student Paramedic training programme and are proud to have supported hundreds of people to achieve their aspirations of becoming a Paramedic. Since its inception in 2010, the programme has grown and developed alongside the Paramedic profession and this year will see the move from a Foundation Degree to a Level 6 qualification.

This exciting opportunity will enable successful applicants to be substantively employed by the Trust completing recognised qualifications via our Training Academy and/or a Higher Educational Institution. The training programme will take a minimum of 42 months to complete, and Student Paramedics are then upgraded to working as a Newly Qualified Paramedic for the Trust.

About you

First and foremost, we are looking for candidates who are passionate about making a difference to our patients and who are committed to a career with our Trust. In addition, you will need to meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Hold a minimum of 5 GCSEs at Grade C or above (Inc. English Language, Maths & Science) plus an A-Level qualification
  • Geographic knowledge of the region and commitment to the programme and the Trust. Successful applicants must demonstrate a passion to deliver excellent patient care and have strong links to the West Midlands geographic area, almost always demonstrated by living within the area for 5 years
  • At point of application, applicants must hold a full UK driving licence with Provisional Category C1 entitlement showing no more than 3 points (consideration may be given to applicants with up to 6 points on their licence but this will be reviewed on an individual basis)
  • You must be willing, and have the ability to, undertake rotating shifts covering 24 hours a day and accommodate shift changes at short notice

As part of the overall recruitment and selection process there are other factors which will be considered including:

  • A reference history for the last three years with a minimum of 2 references (one of which must be a current or most recent line manager). Only employment and academic references are acceptable
  • Work Health assessment screening
  • Enhanced DBS Check

Please note:

We are happy to accept applications from people waiting confirmed A-Level / Level 3 results as long as they meet the other requirements please.

If you have applied and been unsuccessful during the assessment stages (interview, driving or fitness) within the last 6 months please do not reapply.

Current applicants who are awaiting their planned assessment day for our last vacancy also do not need to reapply.

For further information including the full eligibility criteria and details on the application and assessment process please click ‘Apply’ below.