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