Ambulance staff are a vital part of the emergency services, often among the first on the scene of an accident. Assessing the situation, applying emergency aid where appropriate, and transporting people quickly and safely to hospital are all tasks which they are trained to do.
Not all of what they do is emergency work. There are also routine tasks, such as transporting the elderly and infirm from their homes to and from clinics.
Good general education. Normal minimum age of entry 18 years (some cadets at an earlier age).
To work in the NHS during employment leading to Proficiency Certificate in Ambulance Aid you need to qualify for the local ambulance training scheme.
Contact your local ambulance Trust or health authority. For full list click here.