The Trust runs an internal education pathway, the Paramedic Apprenticeship Programme, in conjunction with the University of Cumbria for those aspiring to train to become a paramedic. This programme is open to staff with a minimum of two years front line NHS service as an emergency care assistant (ECA), ambulance practitioner (AP) or technician.
Higher level and degree apprenticeships are a great option for people of any age. As long as you’re committed and passionate, then you could benefit from the opportunity to learn and earn alongside your job in the Trust.
Apprenticeship programmes are designed to be studied whilst working, to help you progress academically and professionally in your programme of study and in your career. On the apprenticeship programme, you will benefit from a workplace mentor and a university personal tutor, who will work together to monitor your progress regularly.
Every individual is different, but someone who is well organised, hardworking, resilient, able to work in a team and conduct themselves as a confident individual stands a great chance of being successful as an apprentice. Your programme will not just provide an academic education, but help you develop as an individual.
Full information about a paramedic degree is available here.