Ambulance service careers

If you have a caring nature, good communication and organisational skills and an ability to stay calm, an ambulance service career could be the one for you.

Roles in the ambulance service | Health Careers

Discover the entry roles into the ambulance team

Take a look at the role(s) you’re interested in below:

Ambulance care assistant and Patient Transport Service (PTS) driver

Ambulance care assistants or Patient Transport Service (PTS) drivers drive disabled, elderly, sick or vulnerable people to and from outpatient clinics, day care centres and routine hospital admissions.

Ambulance care assistant and Patient Transport Service (PTS) driver | Health Careers

Call handler/emergency medical dispatcher

You'll deal with emergency calls from the public and make sure that the right help reaches people as soon as possible.

Call handler/emergency medical dispatcher | Health Careers

Emergency care assistant

Emergency care assistants (ECAs) work with paramedics as part of emergency ambulance crews attending 999 calls. 

Emergency care assistant | Health Careers

Emergency medical technician

As an emergency medical technician, you may operate as a single responder to an incident or support a paramedic on a double-crewed ambulance. You’ll have many of the same skills as paramedics, such as being able to assess, triage and provide lifesaving treatment. 

Emergency medical technician | Health Careers

Patient Transport Service (PTS) call handler

Patient Transport Service (PTS) call handlers have a key role in ensuring patients who are frail or vulnerable and have no other means of transport get to their healthcare appointments safely and on time. 

Patient Transport Service (PTS) call handler | Health Careers


As a paramedic, you’ll often be one of the first to arrive when a patient needs help. It’s a fast-paced and vital role where you’ll need to quickly take charge of the situation to save lives.

Paramedic | Health Careers