We offer a wide range of opportunities for anyone who is interested in working on the frontline of the capital’s ambulance service.
The staff working on our emergency ambulances include Paramedics and Emergency Medical Technicians. They respond to a wide variety of calls but mainly to serious or life-threatening calls.
We have also created a new role in our Service, called Assistant Ambulance Practitioner (AAP). This role fits in our career structure to mean a member of staff can start in our Non-Emergency Transport Service (NETS), become an AAP and eventually, should they wish, progress to other clinical roles including paramedic positions.
Your career opportunities don’t end there. Become an operational manager and you will have a key role managing our day-to-day service and influencing decisions about our future.
If you’ve got an interest in patient care, you don’t have to have a medical background. We can provide you with all the training you’ll need, and make sure you have the opportunity to get out on the road as soon as possible, under the guidance of our qualified staff.
And the salaries are good too. You can expect to earn more than £29,000 as a qualified paramedic, with further increases as you take on more training and responsibility.
The LAS career pathway for frontline ambulance staff
1) Non-Emergency Transport Service (NETS)
- 10-12 weeks of on and off the job training
2) Assistant Ambulance Practitioner (AAP)
- Level 3 Ambulance Support Worker Standard
- 13 months of training
3) Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
- Level 4 Associate Ambulance Practitioner Standard
- 15 months of training
- Paramedic Degree, or Direct Graduate entry
- 24 months of training