Hundreds Register Interest to Join West Midlands Ambulance Service

Hundreds Register Interest to Join West Midlands Ambulance Service

Hundreds of people have already shown an interest in joining West Midlands Ambulance Service, only days after the organisation announced that it was planning to recruit almost 500 student paramedics.

Last night, around 250 people joined Trust staff at Shrewsbury Town Football Club for a highly successful Career’s Event.

A second such event is set to take place on Sunday 26th June as part of Armed Forces Day at Himley Hall, Dudley.

The Trust will have a stall at the event, which runs from 10.00am to 5.30pm, at which the Recruitment Team will be present to offer advice, guidance and tips on applying to become a student paramedic.  Those attending will also have a chance to find out more about what the training course involves and will be able to answer questions on qualifications required, interview techniques and anything else potential employees may wish to know.

Last night, members of the recruitment team, operational staff, tutors from the Education & Training Department and community first responders were all in attendance, providing visitors with the chance to talk to current student paramedics about what the role is like, try CPR, practice elements of the fitness test and ask any questions they had.

WMAS Recruitment Manager, Louise Jones, said: “It was fantastic to see so many people come along to Shrewsbury Town and show an interest in joining the ambulance service.

“We’re now really looking forward to our next event at Himley and having the opportunity to talk to lots more people who are interested in starting a career with us.

People from Stafford who are unable to travel to these events can get details on how to apply by visiting www.wmascareers.uk

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