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Ambulance Care Assistant

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Ambulance care assistants work as part of a team providing care and safe transport for patients in non-emergency situations on the Patient Transport Service (PTS). They may sometimes also work on the urgent tier unit, who respond to emergency calls.

The Work

You could be:

Pay

Ambulance staff who work for the NHS are paid on the Agenda for Change scales. The current pay scales are from April 2018. Ambulance care assistants start on £15,545 a year, and after a 20-week probationary period move to Band 3, £18,292 to £21,349 a year.

Conditions

Workforce Employment Status

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Getting In

Job vacancies appear on the My Job Scotland website, the local press, in Jobcentre Plus offices and on the Universal Jobmatch website. Most ambulance work is with the NHS, but there are also jobs with the armed services. There are some private ambulance companies around the UK including one or two in Scotland.

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

Unemployment

Percentage of workforce registered as unemployed (Scotland)

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2018
1993
2.3 %
RISE
2023
2039
  United Kingdom
2018
19958
2.9 %
RISE
2023
20530

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What Does it Take?

You should be:

Training

Getting On

More Information

The location of the Scottish Ambulance Academy allows ambulance staff to have the opportunity to train alongside police and fire service colleagues, for example, in simulated road traffic collisions.

Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

Skills for Health
Tel: 0117 922 1155
E-mail: contactus@skillsforhealth.org.uk
Website: http://www.skillsforhealth.org.uk/
Twitter: @Skillsforhealth
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/skillsforhealth1

Skills for Health is the Sector Skills Council for the health sector.

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