Student Paramedic

Recruiter
West Midlands Ambulanc
Location
See advert
Salary
Competitive salary
Posted
06 Jun 2021
Closes
11 Jun 2021
Ref
217-VN062A-21-22
Role Type
Apprenticeship
Start Date
Ongoing
Duration
Permanent
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 Leader 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.

Student Paramedic

This advert is to fill courses commencing from July 2021 - January 2022

IF YOU HAVE APPLIED AND BEEN UNSUCCESSFUL DURING THE ASSESSMENT STAGES (INTERVIEW, DRIVING OR FITNESS) WITHIN THE LAST 6 MONTHS PLEASE DO NOT REAPPLY

CURRENT APPLICANTS WHO ARE STILL AWAITING THEIR PLANNED ASSESSMENT DAY FOR OUR LAST VACANCY ALSO DO NOT NEED TO APPLY

Locations: Erdington, Hollymoor, Sandwell, Dudley & Willenhall HUBs ONLY

West Midlands Ambulance Service University NHS Foundation Trust (WMASUNHSFT) is renowned for its Student Paramedic training programme and are proud to have supported hundreds of people to achieve their aspirations of becoming a Paramedic. Since its inception in 2010, the programme has grown and developed alongside the Paramedic profession and this year will see the move from a Foundation Degree to a Level 6 Degree Apprenticeship / Bachelor of Science (BSc) qualification.

We are looking for candidates who are passionate about making a difference to our patients within the West Midlands region and who are committed to a career with our Trust. This exciting opportunity will enable successful applicants to be substantively employed by the Trust completing recognised qualifications via our Training Academy and a Higher Educational Institution. The training programme will take a minimum of 36 months to complete and Student Paramedics are then upgraded to working as a Newly Qualified Paramedic for the Trust.

In addition to this Student Paramedics will follow a trailblazer apprenticeship programme and complete this as an additional qualification.

Further information on the assessment process, training programme and salary information can be found in the application support pack which is attached and available on the Trust's website.

Assessment days will take place over the coming months where shortlisted applicants must provide evidence of their qualifications and undertake a number of assessments as detailed within the attached Student Paramedic information pack.

Please note that the tutor / lecturer delivered educational courses featured as part of this programme are mainly Monday to Friday and when completing operational shifts successful post holders will be required to work full rotational shift patterns including days, nights, weekends, bank holidays and public holidays.

Post Criteria

Qualifications

Applicants must hold a minimum of 5 GCSEs at Grade C or above (Inc. English Language, Maths & Science) plus an A - Level qualification. Applicants will be required to provide certificates for verification of all required qualifications prior to the first stage of the selection process. Please note that Statement of Results are not accepted.

The Trust acknowledges that COVID-19 has had a significant impact on educational processes and therefore some applicants who commenced on a Level 3 course in 2020 may not have received any confirmation of competence or certificates to evidence their learning to meet the required 45 academic credits for this role. We are therefore pleased to announce that for this advert only, we will be accepting applications from candidates who will receive their Level 3 qualifications and certificates prior to September 2021. Applicants must note their pending qualifications within their application form and provide evidence of their attainment of these qualifications by no later than 30th September 2021. Applicants who cannot evidence that they meet the entry criteria for the post by this date will have their applications and any subsequent offer of employment withdrawn.

Geographic knowledge and commitment to the programme and the Trust

Successful applicants must demonstrate a passion to deliver excellent patient care and have strong links to the West Midlands geographic area, almost always demonstrated by living within the area for 5 years.

Category C1 - driving licence

At point of application, applicants must hold a full UK driving licence with Provisional Category C1 entitlement showing no more than 3 points (consideration may be given to applicants with up to 6 points on their licence but this will be reviewed on an individual basis). You must have sent off your C1 application form including your medical D4 form to the DVLA at the point of application, please ensure that you select the appropriate response on the C1 application status question to confirm you have done this otherwise you will not be shortlisted.

Evidence of your provisional C1 will be required on the first selection day and all applicants must obtain their Full Category C1 no later than one week prior to allocated start date.

COVID-19

All applicants must follow current government guidelines relating to COVID-19

Disclosure and Barring Service

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) is payable to our online provider at the time that the DBS application is submitted.

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

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 are proud to have been awarded Disability Confident Leader status and we therefore guarantee to invite to assessments all applicants with a disability who meet the standards required for a job vacancy. If you wish to discuss and adjustments that you may need for the role of the assessment process prior to your application then please do not hesitate to contact the recruitment team.

Closing date for return of applications: Thursday 10th June 2021

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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 or basic check) is payable to our online provider at the time that the DBS application is submitted.

Applicants with convictions should familiarise themselves with the new DBS filtering rules which came into effect in November 2020 prior to completing their application. More information can be found on the Nacro website.

We do endeavour to respond to all candidates on an individual basis. Therefore we do ask for your co-operation and patience whilst the short listing process takes place. After the closing date please ensure you check your emails (including junk mail) & NHS Jobs account regularly as contact is usually made via this method.

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