Ambulance care assistants collect and look after people who need to travel to healthcare appointments.
You will transport patients to and from appointments, ensure they feel supported and calm, and help them settle back in at home.
You will be based in a hospital or ambulance station, although a lot of your time will be spent in an ambulance.
You will be required to wear an ambulance uniform.
Lift and help patients in and out of the ambulance, ensuring they are comfortable
Reassure patients during the journey
Settle patients back at home after their appointments
Check and maintain the ambulance and its equipment
Keep accurate records of journeys
You can progress in this team to become a team leader or supervisor, managing a group of ambulance care assistants
You can take further training to transfer to the emergency care team, including training as a paramedic
You may transfer to a desk-based role such as training, health and safety, or operational management
Typical salary: £20,000 to £23,000 (37.5-hours per week )
Often includes shift work (days, nights, weekends, bank holidays)
Up to 27 days annual leave
No qualifications or prior experience needed, including GSCEs, A-Levels, or BTECs
Must have a full, manual driving license when you apply. You then be trained on how to drive an ambulance vehicle
Must be willing to wear a uniform
Must have the right to work in the UK
Eligible for NHS worker discounts
"My auntie told me about the programme first, my mum was there as well, and they were just so proud that I had decided to go into this kind of career. My grandad would have always said ‘I just can’t believe Vicky is doing this kind of job’."Vicky