We are the largest ambulance service in the UK, covering one-fifth of the country, including some of its most beautiful and life enriching locations. Whether you crave a coastal location, the best of the British countryside or the historic cities of Bath, Exeter, Bristol and Cheltenham to name but a few, the South West provides the best of everything.
Join us and you will find an ambulance service that understands; the better we look after you, the better equipped you’ll be to look after our patients. We listen and work with our staff to ensure a progressive, clinically advanced service which takes account of feedback, organisational learning, providing staff with the equipment and support necessary to help them fulfil their demanding roles.
Our diverse geography, including some remote rural communities, has driven our ambition to equip all our staff with the training, support and skills they need to deliver a higher level of care. This enables more of our patients to be treated closer to home; resulting in the lowest conveyance rate across the ambulance sector.
Our commitment to supporting our staff is evidenced by our better-than-average staff survey results; and in our commitment to a dedicated clinical career framework, which supports the development of Paramedics into specialist and/or managerial roles. The success and internal career progression of many of our existing staff is testament to the importance we place on growing, developing and supporting our workforce.
Benefits of becoming a Paramedic with the South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust:
- The most clinically advanced Trust within the UK
- Permanent and bank opportunities available
- One of the most beautiful parts of the country
- Lowest conveyance rate in the UK
- A better work-life balance
- Structured career pathway
* Subject to qualifying criteria.