Student paramedic roles available in Midlands

The HSE National Ambulance Service (NAS) is currently undertaking a recruitment campaign for student paramedics, and has invited people across the Midlands to consider applying for these roles.

The closing date for applications is next Tuesday, July 4, and applications can be made at:

As well as student paramedic roles, NAS also has vacancies for intermediate care operatives and emergency call takers, among other roles. All successful candidates will be working with a diverse team and at a time when the ambulance service continues to grow and expand the variety of emergency services offered in local communities.

Amanda Ross, National Community Engagement Manager, for HSE NAS says: “Paramedics play a vital role in providing emergency care to the community. We are particularly interested in attracting candidates for our Student Paramedic roles from the Midlands region at the moment. If you are interested in a career as a paramedic why not apply now?”

NAS currently employs more than 2,000 staff of which approximately 1,700 work as paramedics. Paramedics are trained at the National Ambulance Service College which has three campuses, including one in Tullamore.

NAS staff work in a dynamic, fast moving environment providing a demand-led service for the whole population. They work alongside the Dublin Fire Brigade, Irish Air Corps, Irish Coast Guard and, at a community level, with First Responder teams and voluntary organisations.

The Paramedic course is a degree level programme and takes three years. NAS maintains a panel of candidates who are invited twice a year to take up available places at the National Ambulance Service College.

There are some very attractive benefits on offer to Paramedic trainees including the following:

* Paramedic trainees are paid while they are attending the 3 year course at the National Ambulance Service College

* Successful completion of the course leads to the awarding of a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree

* Successful candidates are almost guaranteed a full time job at the successful end of their training

There are a variety of promotional opportunities within the National Ambulance Service such as studying to be an Advanced Paramedic, management roles, getting involved in the education of paramedics and also in clinical analysis work.

In addition to the current competition for Student Paramedics NAS runs a variety of recruitment competitions at various times during the year which are advertised on the HSE website. To check for opportunities visit and search Ambulance.