6 under-represented individuals are wanted for a paramedics scheme

The North East Ambulance Services team

The North East Ambulance Service is looking to attract under-represented groups including those from black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds.

The North East Ambulance Services poster

The paramedics scheme poster of the North East Ambulance Services scheme

In partnership with Health Education England and Teesside University the ambulance service is offering six places on a pilot scheme to give aspiring paramedics from under-represented groups the chance to get paid employment and the experience, skills and knowledge needed to apply for the BSc (Hons) Paramedic Practice degree programme at Teesside University for entry in September 2017.

The successful applicants will get hands-on clinical experience for nine months in paid employment as an Emergency Care Assistant (ECA) in the North East Ambulance Service based in Teesside.

The role would begin by January 2017, and during the course of the pilot, successful participants will complete an ECA training course and be able to apply for a place on the BSc (Hons) Paramedic Practice Degree at Teesside University starting in September 2017.

The North East Ambulance Services leaflet

More details about the North East Ambulance Services scheme

To find out more please fee free to attend an information event at Teesside University on 5th and 6th September. More information in the poster and leaflet in the article.

There’s also a link to a webpage giving more information: https://www.neas.nhs.uk/careers/pre-paramedic-pilot