Associate Ambulance Practitioner Apprentice ELITE EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES LTD

At Elite EMS, we offer a wide range of employee benefits and opportunities. Our employees can enjoy a healthy work-life balance with our 4-on 4-off shift patterns, which allow them to have more personal time. We have great staff development opportunities both clinically and non clinically.

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Closing date: 01 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Shifts to be confirmed

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    15 Aug 2024

  • Date posted

    12 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    12 available

What you will do in your working day

  • To always act in the best interest of the patient. When working with a paramedic, or other suitably qualified clinician e.g. Emergency Medical Technician, Emergency Ambulance Crew, in accordance with existing practice and/or HCPC requirements, the paramedic or other suitably qualified clinician, will maintain overall clinical responsibility for the patient. Support and guidance will always be available either on scene by a Paramedic, Clinical Team Manager, other registered healthcare professional or remotely through the clinical hub or Clinical Assessment Service
  • Complete and maintain full, accurate, legible and contemporaneous clinical records for all patients, including patient observations, medical history, treatment provided, drug administration, the context or situation and eventual patient destination
  • Based on the assessed needs of the patient where necessary administer prescription only medicines (POMS - Restricted Drugs) in line with the level of training received responsible for the use, movement and security of drug stocks required to fulfil the role. Where appropriate prepare and check drugs to be given by Paramedics, Doctors, and other clinicians
  • Always ensure that you make informed reasonable decisions including about care delivery and/or options for alternative treatment/ appropriate care pathways. This includes the referral of patients to other healthcare professionals for ongoing treatment and/or follow up via Trust approved decision trees within the Ambulance Practitioners scope of practice
  • Use your Trust issued iPad or electronic device to support and guide patient referral decisions in line with the Ambulance Practitioners scope of practice and seek advice from either the Clinical hub or a Paramedic where indicated
  • Maintain regular and appropriate communications with 999 Operations regarding updates and changes to personal and/or vehicle availability and movements
  • Communicate effectively with patients, colleagues, the public and others in order to elicit information about the patient and their health problem/needs. Gain informed consent before a treatment or intervention is undertaken
  • Ensure that the communication of information between self, the patient and colleagues, including other health care
  • This vacancy is a 24 hour a day 365 days a year position that involves moving and handling tasks involving moving and lifting of patients. Apprentices will need to meet DVLA group 2 driving requirements
    professionals is accurate, timely, and handled sensitively, clearly, pro-actively and in a manner mindful of safeguarding issues and patient confidentiality
  • To communicate confidential health related information to the Patient and relatives where appropriate whilst promoting understanding of the presenting and sometimes distressing condition and providing advice and reassurance with empathy, professionalism, assertiveness, and tact
  • Adopt and adapt communications styles to meet the needs of the patient and/or carers, accessing interpreters in a timely manner where the patients’ needs require this. This should include situations where the first language is not English, or sign language is required
  • Operate all types of communications equipment provided in accordance with service procedures

The training you will be getting

  • Comprehensive induction plus on-going training and development with the opportunity to acquire additional recognised qualifications throughout your career with Elite EMS
  • All required training is paid for, both in terms of course fees and salary while training
  • Block release training delivered with our training provider obtaining recognised industry accepted qualifications through Basegreen (Level 4 Diploma in Associate Ambulance Practitioner & Level 3 Certificate in Emergency Response Ambulance Driving both FutureQuals qualifications) Apprentice AAP

Monthly mentoring sessions delivered within education facilities
Mentorship and Supervision whilst learning new skills and knowledge
Course structure:

  • Phase 1: 4 weeks of Emergency Response Driver training followed by 3 weeks of clinical education training
  • Phase 2: 1 week of clinical education training per month for 10 months
  • Phase 3: Completion of Care Certificate and End Point Assessment

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Continuing to work within the ambulance sector the apprentice will be able to take on a fully qualified role as an Associate Ambulance Practitioner (AAP) as an AAP you could lead a 999 ambulance vehicle often working as the lead clinician
  • Further progression opportunities are available to progress onto a paramedic university programme

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English & Mathematics (Grade C/4 or above) Essential

About the employer

Elite EMS is a highly reputable and established ambulance service, providing crucial support to numerous NHS trusts through front-line emergency medical provision, patient transport, and a range of specialised services. We are dedicated to delivering exceptional care to patients. We take pride in our position as a leader in the pre-hospital care industry




Yard 16, Cliffside Industrial Estate

Askews Farm Lane


RM17 5XR

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Training provider


Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience

Apprenticeship standard

Associate ambulance practitioner

Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

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