Australian Paramedic Mitchell Hand

Australian ParamedicLondon is a beautiful city with the busiest ambulance service in the world, so it was a natural move for me to get the best start for my career.  With around 10 million people in the iconic city, I was looking forward to living and working among the hustle and bustle of London.

I had to complete an assessment day and written exam in Australia and then a three week conversion course in the UK, before I could get out on the streets of London as a qualified paramedic. The team here are like a family and the opportunities are incredible. Career advancements are available and encouraged and there is plenty of opportunity to pick up skills to work on a motorbike, cycle, car or for specialist teams like the hazardous area response team or central operations unit, which we don’t get back home.

My advice to anyone considering coming to London is book your flight and do it - you have nothing to lose!