All of our jobs are advertised on NHS Jobs.
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The type of qualifications we expect applicants to possess varies according to the role you are applying for. Each job we advertise will have a job description and person specification relevant to that role. You are advised to read these fully before applying to make sure you are suitable. Ensuring you match the person specification will increase the chances of your application being shortlisted.
For the frontline roles within our 999 operations and Patient Transport teams, the qualification criteria is strictly observed to ensure that each individual has the academic ability to carry out the role they’ve applied for, and also the ability to develop in the service in the future.
Your chances of securing an appointment are increased if you can demonstrate you have any type of work experience (including volunteering) that displays an aptitude for caring for people. For example, St Johns Ambulance or British Red Cross.
Roles which involve driving
If you wish to apply for an operational post which will require you to drive an accident and emergency vehicle, then there are a series of regulations (under the Road Traffic Act) that you must meet:
- You must have at least two years driving experience and no more than three points on your licence.
- If you passed your test after 1996, you will need an extra driving qualification to drive larger vehicles and carry passengers. For Accident and Emergency work, you must have at least a C1 provisional licence. Please state this clearly on your application form. To add C1 provisional to your licence you will need to contact the DVLA.
- Good eyesight is essential for any roles where driving is concerned.
- Medical assessments are carried out for all key clinical roles.