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Apprentice Emergency Medical Technician - Suffolk and North Essex



Applications for this role are now closed.

18th May 2021

Great healthcare requires great people. That’s why we are doing everything we can to recruit committed, skilled people – and to make sure we support our new and existing employees, so they choose to stay with us.


We encourage you to ensure that your application relates to the Person Specification (provided as part of the Job Description or as a separate attachment).

The Trust reserves the right to close this vacancy before the advertised closing date if a large number of applications are received. If you would like to apply for this position then please keep this information in mind when preparing your submission.

Please note that if you have not had a response from us after one month of submitting your application, you have not been shortlisted for interview.

Please note that we will require evidence of all qualifications in order to progress your application. These will be requested at Interview stage

Be seen in green and unlock your full potential by joining our extraordinary and diverse workforce. We are looking for enthusiastic, caring individuals that share our vision and values and join EEAST on an Apprentice Emergency Medical Technician training programme.

This exciting new role allows you to deliver clinical excellence, improve patient outcomes, and provide a positive patient experience.

Following an initial classroom based course, as an Apprentice Emergency Medical Technician you will continue your apprenticeship and learning whilst out on the road responding to emergency calls as a valued member of the Trust’s frontline team.

If you are highly motivated, passionate and caring and want to be part of an innovative, responsive service this new role is for you. You will be supported through a full internal training programme and provided with ongoing support in your operational role. You will receive a salary allowing you to earn as you learn.

The duration of the apprenticeship 12-18 months, those that successfully complete the course will then automatically be eligible to continue in a qualified Emergency Medical Technician role with the Trust.

Successful candidates will:

  • Have English and Maths GCSE Grade C (or above) or a pass in Functional Skills Level 2 qualification.
  • Have a full UK manual driving licence with a minimum of 1 years driving experience (maximum of 3 penalty points for minor motoring offences only)
  • Have a valid and eligible residency status
  • Your own transport to attend training and work
  • Demonstrate experience in dealing with a range of age and social groups
  • Understanding of compassion, respect and dignity through patient centered care
  • Dedication, motivation and drive ensuring you take ownership of your own learning.
  • Demonstrate understanding and commitment to upholding EEAST Values of Care, Teamwork, Quality, Respect & Honesty.
  • Successful applicants who do not hold the Provisional C1 will be required to obtain their provisional as part of the conditional offer. Candidates must provide confirmation that they have applied to the DVLA for the Provisional prior to enrolling on a course and must subsequently confirm when they have received the provisional license. We expect candidates to have received their provisional C1 within 6 weeks of start date.
  • New starters will have the opportunity to complete their C1 prior to undertaking driver training. Candidates/New Starters will be expected to achieve the Full C1 category within 3 months of their start date with the Trust.

Being prepared for the recruitment and training process:

A detailed outline of recruitment process, assessment centres, pre-employment checks and training programme are listed within the additional supporting information. It is important that all candidates thoroughly read this document. 

Occupational Health:

Applicants are advised that EEAST adheres to the recommendations of the Department of Health Medical Advisory Panel relating to health standards for frontline emergency response roles. Please refer to DVLA Assessing fitness to drive – a guide for medical professionals, for detailed information.

Disclosure and Barring Service check:

This position involves regulated activity which will require a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check at enhanced level with child and adult barred list check.

Starting Salary - £18, 575.94 pa (NHS T&C Training Salary of £16,909 per annum adjusted for living wage)

Once qualified moving to Band 4 £21,892 pa (April 2020/21 Pay Rates).

After the initial training period, this post currently attracts enhancements for weekend and unsocial hours working at various rates, as per Section 2 of Agenda for Change Terms and Conditions.

Please note: During the training course it is your responsibility to attend in full, on each day. Accommodation and travel expenses will not be provided so you will need to consider the costs and travel expense of attending these venues. Candidates will be allocated to the training centre nearest to their operational base where possible. Training Centre locations are: Welwyn Garden City, Chelmsford, Norwich & Newmarket.

We have vacancies available in Clacton and Bury St Edmunds.

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Closing Date

The closing date for this job offer is on 25/05/2021


£21,892 - £24,157 £18,575.94 pa (NHS T&C Training Salary adjusted for living wage)


This job is located in Bury St Edmunds & Clacton

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