Paramedics deal with emergencies, giving people life-saving medical help.
You'll need to:
- pass enhanced background checks, as you may be working with children and vulnerable adults
- pass a medical check
- have a driving licence, including medium-sized vehicles
You can get into this role through a paramedic degree apprenticeship.
There are no set entry requirements for this route but it may help you to get in if you have:
- 4 or 5 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C)
- college qualifications like A levels for a degree apprenticeship.
You'll need to get a university paramedic qualification that is approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
Full-time courses usually take 3 years.
You'll usually need:
- 2 to 3 A levels for a degree
Career Path and Progression
With around 3 years' experience, you could become a:
- team leader
- specialist paramedic
- emergency care practitioner.
You could also move into operations management, education and training, research or human resources.
- customer service skills
- sensitivity and understanding
- the ability to accept criticism and work well under pressure
- patience and the ability to remain calm in stressful situations
- knowledge of medicine and dentistry
- knowledge of public safety and security
- to be flexible and open to change
- the ability to work well with others
- being able to use a computer terminal or hand-held device may be beneficial for this job.
£23,023 to £36,644