Across the North West, our emergency medical technicians (EMTs) are working hard alongside our paramedics to deliver high-quality and effective pre-hospital clinical care. Working as an ambulance crew member, they attend 999 emergencies, provide appropriate care and effective treatment for patients whilst also giving care, reassurance and support to the patient and relatives. In addition, they also make inter-hospital transfers and urgent hospital admissions.

Does this sound like something you want to do? If so, do you have?

  • 5 GCSEs including English, maths and science, Grade 4-9 (or level 2 equivalent) or
  • GCSE English and maths, Grade 4-9 (or level 2 equivalent) with healthcare experience
  • A full driving licence with provisional or full C1 (with no more than three points; six points will be considered under exceptional circumstances).

Applications are now open. Apply quickly or miss out on joining #TeamNWAS:

Meet EMT Ray

Meet Ray, one of our EMTs based in Salford, Greater Manchester. Ray is 29 years old and has been in his position for six and a half years. He is now training to become a paramedic whilst working in his role as an EMT.

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Ray’s first experience of an ambulance was when he was six years old and sprained his ankle.

“The man that came out to me was brilliant and he made a lasting impression, and I thought wow, this is what I want to do.

“Prior to joining the ambulance service, I was doing a lot of volunteering with the British Red Cross. That then made me want to help people on a regular basis. I made sure I had the right GCSEs, got the right experience, applied and have never looked back.

“Responding to patients as an ambulance crew is challenging, but immensely rewarding. We will go out to all sorts of jobs, whether that be an elderly fall or a major incident, such as a large-scale road traffic collision. Every morning at the start of the shift, it's vital to make sure everything is working and we have the correct amount of stock levels. All the checks are done and vehicles good to go.”

To learn more about the EMT role and to watch Ray’s story, visit our website.

About NWAS

We are driving diversity and creating an equal, inclusive and diverse organisation. We care about our workforce and are committed to creating a team that works hard to deliver a high standard of patient care across North West England.

We are currently under-represented in terms of staff from black and minority ethnic backgrounds. We encourage applications from all backgrounds to improve the diversity of our workforce and to better reflect the communities we serve to provide the right care, at the right time, in the right place; every time.

We provide a 24 hour, 365 days a year emergency service to those people in need of emergency medical treatment. We have over 6,700 staff providing ambulance services to over 7.5 million people across the North West covering Cumbria, Lancashire, Greater Manchester, Cheshire and Merseyside.