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Apprentice Emergency Medical Technician - West Norfolk

East of England Ambul
Kings Lynn, West Norfolk
Competitive salary
Closing date
20 Sep 2021
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Great healthcare requires great people. That's why we are doing everything we can to recruit committed, skilled people - and to make sure we support our new and existing employees, so they choose to stay with us.


Be seen in green and unlock your full potential by joining our extraordinary and diverse workforce. We are looking for enthusiastic, caring individuals that share our vision and values to join EEAST on an Apprentice Emergency Medical Technician training programme.

This exciting role allows you to deliver clinical excellence, improve patient outcomes, and provide a positive patient experience.

Following an initial classroom based course, as an Apprentice Emergency Medical Technician you will continue your apprenticeship and learning whilst out on the road responding to emergency calls as a valued member of the Trust's frontline team.

If you are highly motivated, passionate and caring and want to be part of an innovative, responsive service this role is for you. You will be supported through a full training programme and provided with ongoing support in your operational role. You will receive a salary allowing you to earn as you learn.

The duration of the apprenticeship 12-18 months. Those that successfully complete the course will then automatically be eligible to continue in a qualified Emergency Medical Technician role with the Trust.

Due the nature of Emergency Services it is recommended that your commute to your base location should be within the hour.

Successful candidates will:
  • Have English and Maths GCSE Grade C or equivalent, or a pass in Functional Skills Level 2. Candidates invited to interview will need bring certificates to evidence necessary entry qualifications.
  • Have a full UK manual driving licence with a minimum of 1 years driving experience ( maximum of 3 penalty points for minor motoring offences only )
  • Have a valid and eligible residency status
  • Have their own transport to attend training and work
  • Demonstrate experience in dealing with a range of age and social groups
  • Demonstrate understanding of compassion, respect and dignity through patient centered care
  • Show dedication, motivation and drive ensuring you take ownership of your own learning.
  • Demonstrate understanding and commitment to upholding EEAST Values of Care, Teamwork, Quality, Respect & Honesty.
  • Successful applicants who do not hold the provisional C1 will be required to obtain their provisional C1 licence within 3 months of their start date (as part of the conditional offer). Candidates must provide confirmation that they have applied to the DVLA for the provisional CL licence and must subsequently confirm when they have received the provisional licence. We expect candidates to have received their provisional C1 within 3 months of start date.
  • New starters will have the opportunity to complete their C1 prior to undertaking driver training. Candidates/New Starters will be expected to achieve the Full C1 category within 12 weeks of completing their training course.

Being prepared for the recruitment and training process:

A detailed outline of recruitment process, assessment centres, pre-employment checks and training programme are listed within the additional supporting information. It is important that all candidates thoroughly read this document.

Occupational Health:

Applicants are advised that EEAST adheres to the recommendations of the Department of Health Medical Advisory Panel relating to health standards for frontline emergency response roles. Please refer to DVLA Assessing fitness to drive - a guide for medical professionals , for detailed information.

Disclosure and Barring Service check:

This position involves regulated activity which will require a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check at enhanced level with child and adult barred list check.

Starting Salary - £18, 575.94 per annum (NHS T&C Training Salary of 70% of top of Agenda for Change Band 4, currently £17,417.40 per annum adjusted for living wage)

Once qualified moving to Band 4 £22,549 per annum (April 2021/22 Pay Rates).

After the initial training period, this post currently attracts enhancements for weekend and unsocial hours working at various rates, as per Section 2 of Agenda for Change Terms and Conditions.

Please note: During the training course it is your responsibility to attend in full, on each day. Accommodation and travel expenses will not be provided so you will need to consider the costs and travel expense of attending. Candidates will be allocated to the training centre nearest to their operational base where possible.

We have vacancies available in West Norfolk.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Recruitment Team

Email address:

Telephone number: 01234 243200

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We encourage you to ensure that your application relates to the Person Specification (provided as part of the Job Description or as a separate attachment).

Please note that if you have not had a response from us after one month of submitting your application, you have not been shortlisted for interview.

All references from current and previous employers, will be sought via their Human Resources Department and must cover a minimum of 3 years employment. Therefore, when completing the reference section of your application form, please give the address, telephone number and email address of the Human Resources Department and indicate your current/previous line manager and their departmental details.

All appointments will be subject to currently having a clean disciplinary record.

Please be advised that a No Smoking Policy is in operation throughout the Trust.

Under the Trust's commitment 'Positive about Disabled People', if you consider yourself as having a disability and you meet the minimum selection criteria for any post, you will get an automatic interview. By minimum selection criteria we mean that you must provide us with evidence in your application form which demonstrates the essential requirements as set out in the person specification and advertisement for a post.

We aim to represent and value the diversity of our local communities through our workforce and service provision. We therefore positively encourage applications, regardless of age, race, religion & belief, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, marriage & civil partnership, pregnancy & maternity or disability.

If you have a disability and wish to send in an alternative format of the application form please contact the Recruitment Team on 01234 243200

The Trust reserves the right to close this vacancy before the advertised closing date if a large number of applications are received. If you would like to apply for this position then please keep this information in mind when preparing your submission.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2/skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website .

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2/skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement.

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