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Newly Qualified Paramedic

Band 5

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Band 5
Full Time 37.5 Hours per Week
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OPS New Entrant Trainees - Paramedics UK
£27,936 - £29,056 per annum including HCAS
22/09/2019 23:59
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London Ambulance Service NHS Trust is the busiest emergency ambulance service in the UK with over 5,000 staff who works across a wide range of roles. Our service operates over an area of approximately 620 square miles across London based in 70 ambulance stations. 


We serve more than eight million people who live and work in the London area. Our main role is to respond to emergency 999 calls, getting medical help to patients who have serious or life-threatening injuries or illnesses as quickly as possible.


However, many of our patients have less serious illnesses or injuries, and do not need to be sent an ambulance on blue lights and sirens. Often these patients will receive more appropriate care somewhere other than at hospital and so we provide a range of care to them, recognising that many have complex problems or long-term medical conditions. We also provide clinical assessments over the phone to more callers with less serious illnesses and injuries. 


As an integral part of the NHS in London, we work closely with hospitals and other healthcare professionals, as well as with other emergency services. We are also central to planning for, and responding to, large-scale events or major incidents in the capital. 


In everything we do, we are Respectful, Professional, Innovative and Collaborative. 


Respectful - Caring for our Patients and each other with compassion and empathy. Championing quality and diversity. Acting fairly.


Professional - Acting with honesty and integrity. Aspiring to clinical, technical and managerial excellence. Leading by example. Being accountable and outcomes orientated.


Innovative - Thinking creatively. Driving value and sustainable change. Harnessing technology and new ways of working. Taking courageous decisions.


Collaborative: Listening and learning from each other. Working with partners. Being open and transparent. Building trust.

Newly Qualified Paramedic 


Salary: Band 5 £27,936 - £29,056 per annum including HCAS of 15% for Outer London / 20% for Inner London plus unsocial hours payments (under the provisions of Section 2: maintain round the clock services)

Based in one of the world’s most vibrant, diverse and exciting cities, it’s no surprise that we’re one of the world’s busiest ambulance services. Our Paramedics see all walks of London life. For you it means a career like no other providing excellent patient care in the right place, at the right time.


To apply for our graduate role you will be final year students currently studying a UK Paramedic Science Degree Course graduating in 2019, graduated recently in the UK or currently working as a Newly Qualified Paramedic in the UK. You will have demonstrable evidence of clinical practice within at least the last 12 months.


You will have demonstrable evidence of completing your university practice work placement in the last 3 years of studying and a full manual driving license valid in the UK along with C1 provisional entitlement and with no more than 3 penalty points. 


Beyond that, a dedicated approach to providing top quality care to others could well see you into one of the most satisfying and highly respected roles in the community.


Benefits of joining:

  • NQP package consisting of Welcome incentive (taxable), claimable relocation expenses and travel expenses whilst training up to £5,500**
  • Up to £915 towards your C1 practical
  • Up to 4 weeks paid classroom based course plus 300 hours operational placement
  • 4 weeks blue light emergency driving course for those who do not hold the Emergency Blue Light Driving Award
  • Clinical Induction tailored to your job
  • Protected training and continued professional development through individual learning accounts
  • A Clinical career path which is well established and expanding
  • Regular clinical updates
  • Enhanced hands on experience across the spectrum in the Service


Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an assessment and interview on 28 September 2019 (This will consist of a lifting assessment and competency based questions)




Unfortunately we are unable to accept applicants from outside of the UK. If you are an International applicant please email [email protected] for more information and to register your interest.

**Terms and Conditions apply

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must 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) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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