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Trainee Ambulance Technician - Leicestershire (pool relief)

Job Description


The East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust provides Emergency, Urgent and Non-Emergency pre-hospital care and transport across six counties (Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire, Leicestershire & Rutland and Northamptonshire). We have over 70 locations and 800 vehicles, a range of specialist medical devices and 3100 staff supported by 1800 volunteers. We are currently looking to recruit to our Ambulance Technician Training Programme in Leicestershire.

This vacancy is for the Leicestershire area only. Please only apply against this advert if you wish to be based in Leicestershire. If you live outside of the area and are planning on relocating, please specify this in your application.

Ambulance Technicians are a key part of our front line team who provide outstanding care to the public we serve across the East Midlands and hence we are looking to recruit more Technicians for training courses throughout 2017.

Full details of this role can be found in the attached job description and person specification, but we would particularly like to hear from anyone who;

  • has been working in a customer service environment for a significant period of time (at least 12 months post training)
  • is in a medical role within the armed services and wishes to join an ambulance service
  • meets the minimum education criteria detailed on the job description and person specification
  • has gained the C1 provisional category on their driving licence

We are looking for individuals who will provide outstanding care to the public we serve in the East Midlands, and who display the right attitudes, values and behaviours whilst doing this. As a Trust we will provide you with the support and development to achieve your career aspirations.

Further information:

  • We will be recruiting to several courses during 2017 – The first course will not be available until April/May 2017.
  • You will need to commit to a 14 week training course with no annual leave in this period – Course is Monday to Friday.
  • You will need to have the minimum qualification level as detailed on the job description/person specification and at least provisional C1 on your driving licence at point of application.
  • You will be paid £19,217 (potentially higher if you have previous NHS experience in a similar role) whilst on your training course. Following successful completion of your training course you will be eligible for the unsocial hours allowance (up to 25%)
  • Following your training course you will go through a preceptorship period of up to 12 months with a qualified paramedic.

Any questions for our Recruitment Team will only be picked up after shortlisting for this process has been carried out.

If you are an internal Emergency Care Assistant working within EMAS you should not apply against this advert.

We will review applications as they are received. If you haven’t heard back from us within 8 weeks of the closing date please consider your application unsuccessful.

Due to the high volume of applications we receive we are unable to provide feedback at the shortlisting stage. If you are unsuccessful after shortlisting please refer back to the essential requirements or qualifications on the job description and check to see if you meet these requirements, also making sure that you detailed them on your application form.

There are a variety of career opportunities at East Midlands Ambulance Service. For more information please visit our recruitment website –

EMAS NHS Trust is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to improving representation from all sections of the community and well-being of its workforce. We are keen to promote a positive work-life balance wherever possible and have introduced various policies and working practices to support this goal.

At EMAS we believe that our culture should be built upon our core values and that our behaviour should reflect these. Our values underpin everything we do – how we deliver our services and how we work with each other. We believe that it’s our people who make EMAS what it is – and we have a team of great people, with great values: respect, integrity, contribution, teamwork and competence.

Closing Date: 11/11/2016

REF: 335-131-16

EMAS NHS Trust operates a smoke-free environment.

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This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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