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Graduate Paramedic

Job Reference: 217-VN039-18-19

West Midlands Ambulance Services 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 £16,968 rising to Band 5 £22,128 on receipt of HCPC registration plus up to an additional 25% unsocial hours allowance

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Base: Vacancies available throughout the region

West Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust is seeking to recruit Graduate Paramedics.

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

The Ambulance Service of the Year can offer you;

  • A financial agreement to complete category C1 driver training

  • Full clinical induction

  • 4 week Level 3 Emergency Response Ambulance Driving qualification

  • Local induction & Trust familiarisation

  • Allocation of your first, second or third choice of Division

  • 50% funding of a BSc (Top up) to further enhance your clinical & professional development as a Paramedic

  • 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

Applicants who have not completed placements with our 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 Nicola Campbell, Recruitment Coordinator on 01384 215894 or

Applications for part-time working will also be accepted for this post.

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.

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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If you are unable to apply online, please contact the Recruitment Team on 01384 215896 for a paper application form.

Closing date for return of applications Sunday 17th June 2018

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

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