Here at NWAS we aim to develop our workforce, and nurture and shape the talents of both new and existing staff. We are extremely proud of the apprenticeship opportunities that we are able to deliver, offering both in-house and external training.
Internally delivered apprenticeships
Our Education & Learning Team internally deliver two apprenticeship standards to our emergency medical technician 1 (EMT1) and emergency medical dispatcher (EMD) staff.
These two apprenticeship standards have been developed in partnership across all ambulance services in the UK.
EMT1 staff undertake the Level 4 Associate Ambulance Practitioner apprenticeship and EMD staff undertake the Level 3 Emergency Services Contact Handler apprenticeship.
We were inspected by Ofsted in 2019 and received a ‘Good Provider’ grade, with ‘Outstanding Provider’ in two key inspection areas.
Paramedic Science Degree apprenticeship
The BSc (Hons) Paramedic Science Degree apprenticeship is being delivered in partnership with universities and takes two years to complete.
This development opportunity is open to existing emergency medical technicians who hold the Level 4 Associate Ambulance Practitioner Diploma to enable them to become qualified paramedics.
As a result of this the highly respected profession will be open to staff to continue to work on the front line whilst gaining a full BSc (Hons) in Paramedic Practice.
Level 7 Advanced Clinical Practice apprenticeship
We offer this development opportunity to our existing senior clinicians, such as advanced paramedics and community specialist paramedics, to enable them to deliver advanced clinical care and support to patients and staff, as well as driving improvements across the trust.
Externally delivered apprenticeships
Existing and new employees can also undertake apprenticeships as part of their development. Apprenticeship programme examples are:
- ICT staff – undertaking Level 4 Network Engineer apprenticeships
- Mechanics – undertaking Level 2 & Level 3 Vehicle Maintenance apprenticeships
- Finance – undertaking Level 3 Assistant Accountant apprenticeships
- Support staff – undertaking Level 2 & Level 3 Business Administration apprenticeships
- Environmental staff – undertaking Level 3 Data Technician apprenticeships
All current vacancies are advertised in the Join our team pages.