Warwickshire people can join ambulance apprenticeship scheme

PEOPLE in Warwickshire who find the idea of saving lives as an appealing career choice can take up their chance to enter into an apprenticeship with their ambulance service.

West Midlands Ambulance Service has recently recruited five apprentices to join its workforce in its non-emergency patient transport department and is now advertising for more apprentices to join the team.

Through the scheme, participants will gain an NVQ Level 2 in healthcare support services. This is the first time a large NHS organisation in the West Midlands has recruited high numbers of apprentices.

Adam Layland, head of transformation at the patient transport service (PTS), which is working with the ambulance service on the programme, said: “Whilst working alongside our PTS staff, the apprentices will be given the opportunity to develop a wide range of skills over a 12 month period.

“On completion of the programme, we anticipate that the apprentices will have the option to continue with their career, developing into ambulance professionals.”

Anyone interested in finding out more about the scheme can meet representatives from the ambulance service and the NVQ supplier, Performance Through People, at an open day at Nuneaton ambulance station in Eliot Way, Eliot Park, Nuneaton, tomorrow (Thursday) from 5pm to 8pm. Alternatively, call 01384 215555 or email [email protected]