Trainee Ambulance Technician- Scotland

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  1. stef_b

    stef_b New Member

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    Hi all, good luck to all applied and have up-incoming interview etc. So exciting.
    I'm looking for some advice from you all please.

    I live in Scotland and when the next intake comes up for a Trainee Ambulance Tech I will be sure to apply. I however don't have any experience in care other than caring for my in-laws who have poor health, or hold any qualifications other than my GCSEs. I work in an admin role at present and I'm keen to get into the healthcare as I couldn't think of anything better than helping others, it excites me!

    I want to have the most preferrable application when i apply and want to know of any courses I should undertake to support my application. I will sit the C1, as I now have my licence endorsed for it.

    Would you recommend I volunteer? I would go as far as giving up my job now for a care role. Is there any you would recommend I apply for? I was also looking into the SWAP access to nursing at my local college.

    Any advice would be much appreciated.

    Thanks so much,
    Stef
     
  2. Nicky83

    Nicky83 Member

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    Hi there, they've just advertised for East area if that is any use to you? Deadline for applications is 18th July i believe!

    Wouldn't worry about not having worked in a care role before, it's a nice to have but not essential. If it's Ambulance Tech you are most interested in then i wouldn't bother doing a nursing course to be honest (unless nursing is another option you are looking at?). Maybe try doing some volunteer work, that's a good thing to have under your belt in general anyway (i did volunteer driving where i took elderly folk that could not manage public transport out and about once a week)

    St Andrews First Aid volunteering could be a good one to check out, maybe get a first aid course to put on your cv?

    Good luck!
     

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