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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 19/06/2020.

Graduate Paramedic

Job Reference: 217-VN048-20-21

West Midlands Ambulance Service University NHS Foundation Trust
217 E&U
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The Trust is currently under-represented in terms of people from BME backgrounds and welcomes applicants from these communities. Selection will be on a basis of merit. The Trust has achieved the status of a Disability Confident Employer and guarantees to invite to assessment applicants who meet the criteria for the job vacancy. To ensure the diversity of the workforce and understand the differing needs of our communities, the Trust is committed to the principles of Positive Action.

The Trust is proud to support our Armed Forces community and have signed up to the Step Into Health initiative. We welcome applications from Armed Forces Veterans and Service leavers.

Graduate Paramedic


Salary: Band 3 £18,813 rising to Band 5 £24,214 on receipt of HCPC registration plus any unsocial hours enhancements relevant to the post as per the NHS Terms & Conditions 2018

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Base: Birmingham, Black Country & Coventry HUBs ONLY

West Midlands Ambulance Service University NHS Foundation Trust is looking to recruit Graduate Paramedics for our induction programmes in September and November 2020.

This advert is aimed at Paramedic Students who are currently studying and are due to complete a relevant qualification in pre-hospital care resulting in registration as a Paramedic with the Health Care Professions Council.

Our ‘Outstanding’ Ambulance Service of the Year can offer you;

  • A financial agreement to complete your full category C1 driver training **YOU MUST HAVE PROVISIONAL C1 ENTITLEMENT AT POINT OF APPLICATION**

  • Full clinical induction

  • 4 week Level 3 Emergency Response Ambulance Driving qualification

  • Local induction & Trust familiarisation

  • An Athens account to enable you to keep up to date with clinical research, journals, publications and online books

  • Comprehensive support framework when operational

  • Excellent career opportunities

For applicants who have not completed placements with West Midlands Ambulance Service University NHS Foundation Trust, the assessment process will be split into two stages; an initial Advanced Life Support (ALS) assessment and subject to successful completion of this you will then be invited to attend a final selection day to complete the remaining assessments which consists of a driving assessment, fitness assessment, interview, clinical OSCE and VIVA clinical case study.

Applicants who have completed placements with our Trust, will undertake an assessment date which consists of a driving & fitness assessment and a formal interview.

On commencement with the Trust successful candidates will be placed onto an induction programme which includes a full clinical introduction to West Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust and the 4 week Level 3 Emergency Response Ambulance Driving qualification. Please note the induction is on a pass or fail basis.

Following your induction programme a structured operational support agreement is in place to provide additional assistance and develop confidence.

If you require any further information on the assessment process or on available vacancies please contact Ruth Nahar, Recruitment Trainee on 01384 215856 or

Applications for part-time working will also be accepted for this post, however you must be able to commit to the full-time induction programme.

This position involves a regulated activity which will require an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check. The disclosure will, where appropriate to the role, include information against the Independent Safeguarding Authority barred lists for working with children, adults or both.

Where a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check is required for the post, applicants are required to cover the cost of the check. The cost (£45 for an enhanced check or £28 for a standard/basic check) is payable to our online provider at the time that the DBS application is submitted.

West Midlands Ambulance Service positively welcomes diversity and aims to be a truly inclusive place to work. We are looking for self-motivated, enthusiastic people from all backgrounds that care about making a difference.

We also support the ‘Disability Confident’ scheme and therefore guarantee to invite to assessment all applicants with a disability who meet the standards required for a job vacancy..


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Closing date for return of applications: Friday 19th June 2020


Please note: Only fully completed application forms will be accepted.

Where a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check is required for the post, applicants are required to cover the cost of the check. The cost (£45 for an enhanced check or £28 for a standard/basic check) is payable to our online provider at the time that the DBS application is submitted.

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