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Apprentice Associate Ambulance Practitioner (AAP)

Salary: £20,000 PA


East of England

  • Braintree, Essex

  • Rayleigh, Essex

  • Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

  • Norwich, Norfolk

  • Kings Lynn, Norfolk

  • Ipswich, Suffolk

South Central

  • Aylesbury, Buckinghampshire

  • Fareham, Hampshire

What is an AAP?

An Associate Ambulance Practitioner (AAP) is essentially a midway point to a qualified Paramedic.

As an AAP you will work alongside Paramedics and Emergency Care Assistants to respond to emergency 999 calls and deliver emergency aid.

You will complete a comprehensive program of education which will include a mix of face to face learning, online learning, self directed study and on the job learning with your mentor.

You will also complete a comprehensive emergency driving course to enable you to drive under emergency conditions (blue lights and sirens).

Your initial training will consist of 10 weeks face to face training held at our national academy in Staffordshire (WS11 0JF). You will be required to stay away from home Mon-Fri during this initial phase. Accommodation will be provided. You will not be able to take any annual leave during this time.

What we offer:

Key benefits to working with Rapid Response.

  • Excellent rates of pay and career security. Salary is £20,000 per annum. Your first 3 months is paid at £1,000 per month.

  • Full Sick pay scheme from employment start (Equiv to NHS)

  • Company Pension Scheme

  • AAP to Paramedic BSc Degree Route

  • Take Holiday when you want it not pre-rota'd

  • 4on 4off Rota System

  • Always work on new modern vehicles and kit

  • Excellent employee support and assistance program.

  • LUCAS 3.0 Device on every single vehicle.

What we require from you:

Rapid Response is a very well respected and modern organisation who pays the best, in return we expect the best people and as such have a rigorous assessment and onboarding process.

You will need:

  • Commitment to attend residential training in Staffordshire

  • Full UK Driving Licence with no more than 6 points (no c1 needed)

  • GCSE's in English & Maths or Equivalent 

  • Meet usual NHS compliance requirements.

All applicants who pass the application stage will be expected to attend a one day assessment day at our midlands HQ (WS11 0JF) which includes a face to face interview, fitness test, ILS/ALS assessment and patient assessment.

Find our more about our application process in our guide to recruitment document.