Applying to become a Trainee Technician

Applications for Trainee Ambulance Technicians is now open until Friday 21 March 2014 for the course starting on 17 August  2014.

Applicants are required to hold or will be required to obtain prior to employement, a catergory "C1" driving licence. The Scottish Ambulance Service can offer assistance in funding this driving class if necessary for the successful candidate. You must have a full driving license for 2 years with no more than 3 penalty points.

Successful applicants will be enrolled as a Student on our clinical programme which leads to a “Certificate of Higher Education (Cert HE) in Ambulance Studies” and a three week “Emergency Response Driving Programme” which will then lead to a permanent job as an Ambulance Technician if successful. 

You will spend the 11 weeks studying at our Scottish Ambulance Academy based within Glasgow Caledonian University and after this, you will progress to your allocated Ambulance Station to undertake “practice placement” for the remainder of the 12 month programme.

All candidates will be required to satisfy the following recruitment and entry requirements:

  • A&E Fitness Test
  • Interview
  • Occupational Health Screening
  • Satisfactory application to the PVG (Disclosure) Scheme
  • Two Highers at grade C and 5 Standard Grades at level 3, to include English and a science subject for the Ambulance Technician post or the equivalent ie – SVQ level 3 or SCQF level 7.
  • Applicants are required to have held their driving licence for a minimum of two years.

The starting salary for Technician Students is £16,677 pro rata per annum, rising to £19,202 pro rata per annum on successful completion of the Cert HE in Ambulance Studies.  This will increase in annual increments to £22,236 pro rata per annum, subject to annual development reviews. There will also be payments for working any unsocial hours.

To apply, you will need to successfully complete some eligibility questions. You will then need to complete an application form.

Apply to become a Trainee Ambulance Technician