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Ambulance Technician

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Ambulance technicians work as part of an emergency team, which could include paramedics and ambulance care assistants, responding to emergency calls. They treat patients at the scene of an accident or their home, and decide if they should be transferred to hospital or other medical facility for further treatment.

The Work

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Pay

Ambulance staff who work for the NHS are paid on the Agenda for Change scales. The current pay scales are from April 2017. Student technicians earn £15,878 plus unsocial enhancement a year, and after successful completion of the Diploma in Emergency Care Support this rises to Band 5, £22,440 to £29,034 a year.

Conditions

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Past Unemployment
Scotland


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Getting In

Job vacancies appear in the Working for Us section on the Scottish Ambulance Service 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.

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What Does it Take?

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Training

Getting On

More Information

The Scottish Government has committed over the next five years to train 1,000 new paramedics, with over 200 new paramedics trained in 2016, as part of the first phase. The new paramedics will be recruited from existing ambulance technician staff, whose places will be filled by recruiting 200 new technicians.

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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