Ambulance Technician (Relief)

The Role

Our Technicians work alongside qualified Paramedics to deliver the best level of patient care possible, you will work in a range of environments and with a huge range of people.

The Ambulance Technician role is the first step to becoming an Ambulance Paramedic and once qualified as a Technician, you will be eligible to apply for further development as a fully qualified Paramedic and then possibly onto other roles across the Service, including specialist clinical roles and managerial roles.

The Training

You will receive full training to become a qualified Technician through our in house vocational training programme. The programme is delivered over a 16 month period during which time you will receive classroom based training at one of regional facilities as well as time on practice placement, where you will be mentored by other qualified staff as well as receiving ongoing support and learning from the Education Team.

The Person

This is a hugely varied role, each day and patient is different.  As a result, you will need to have excellent interpersonal skills as well as an ability to communicate effectively with a range of different people in a range of different and often difficult circumstances. You will need to demonstrate flexibility and the ability to make decisions

Previous experience in a care role would be advantage, but equally volunteer work or working with your community would be beneficial..

The Requirements

Successful candidates can come from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences. But all will be required to satisfy the following recruitment and entry requirements:

  • Minimum Standard Grade Pass in Maths and English (or equivalent)
  • Occupational Fitness Test
  • Competency Based Interview
  • Occupational Health Screening/Medical
  • Satisfactory application to the PVG (Disclosure) Scheme
  • UK driving licence with a maximum of three penalty points
  • You will be required to hold a full C1 category driving license. We therefore recommend that applicants obtain their C1

Provisional licence at the earliest opportunity so that your application is not held up.  Please refer to the DVLA website on how to obtain your C1 licence.