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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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MED New Entrant Trainees - Paramedics UK
£28,691 - £36,738 per annum including HCAS
12/07/2020 23:59

London Ambulance Service covers an area of 620 sq. miles, serves one of the world’s most dynamic and diverse cities and is the busiest ambulance service in the UK. We handle over 1.9 million emergency calls from across the capital and attend more than 1.2 million incidents every single year as well as delivering a 24 hour NHS 111 Integrated Urgent Care Service in South East and North East London that we estimate will respond to around 1.4million urgent care calls by the end of the year.


We employ over 6,000 staff, including volunteers, across London to respond to the health needs of over eight million people who live, work and travel in the capital.

We work closely with our NHS partners and are commissioned by 32 clinical commissioning groups spread across 5 sustainability and transformation partnerships (STPs) and NHS England for our specialist services. We work alongside London’s hospital, mental health and specialist trusts, as well as the five STPs across Greater London.


In addition we work in partnership with the other emergency services, London’s Air Ambulance and London’s Resilience Forums to make sure we are ready and prepared to respond to major incidents and ensure we keep Londoners safe.

As the only pan-London NHS provider we have a unique opportunity to play a leading role in integrating access to emergency and urgent care right across London.


By 2023 we will improve outcomes and experiences for all our patients by providing the right care to patients at the right time, and in the most cost effective way. This will mean up to 122,000 fewer patients being taken to emergency departments when their needs could be better met in a different way, and we will deliver significant efficiencies in avoided costs to the urgent and emergency care sector.

We are currently recruiting for NQP's. 

Salary: Band 5 £28,691 - £36,738 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.


You will be final year students currently studying a UK Paramedic Science Degree Course graduating in August 2020, graduated recently in the UK or currently working as a Newly Qualified Paramedic in the UK.


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. You will have demonstrable evidence of clinical practice within at least the last 12 months.


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 which will consist of a lifting assessment and competency based questions). The interviews will take place on 18th July and the first available course starting in August 2020. 




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

For further details / informal visits contact: [email protected]


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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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Further details / informal visits contact

For further details / informal visits contact: [email protected]