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By Rapid Response Academy

Role: Apprentice

Associate Ambulance Practitioner

Stansted & Aylesbury

£20,000 pa*

Initial 3 months training is paid at £1,000 per month whilst attending our national academy. Full accommodation provided whilst training.

Job Summary:

Support Paramedics & Emergency Medical Technicians to deliver outstanding patient care.


13 month program, Based on 4 on 4 off rota system.

Mix of days and nights.

Amazing Benefits and overtime opportunities.

You must be available to attend 10 weeks training in the West Midlands, full accommodation included. Delivered in blocks.


Entry Requirements:

- Full UK Driving Licence (No more than 6 penalty points)

- Subject to Satisfactory Enhanced DBS Check

- Five GCSE's at grade 4/C or above, including English, maths &           science or equivalent academic qualification.


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About the role:


Associate Ambulance Practitioner

The Associate Ambulance Practitioner (AAP) works as part of the wider Emergency & Urgent Care setting, having direct contact with service users or others, providing high quality and compassionate care. Day to day duties and tasks for an AAP would involve working as part of an ambulance crew responding to emergency (999) & urgent calls providing emergency and urgent assistance, driving safely and progressively at high speed.  The AAP will assess, treat and manage service users at the scene (reducing the need for hospital admission), either referring service users to alternative care provisions or safely discharging them on scene. Other tasks involve working closely with other emergency services and the wider NHS.

Tasks of an AAP will include evaluating different approaches to solving problems, communicating those results accurately and reliably, with structured and coherent arguments. AAP’s work at a level above that of Healthcare Support Workers and have knowledge of the underlying concepts and associated principles within their area of study, including the ability to evaluate and interpret these. They will have the qualities and transferable skills necessary for employment, exercising some personal responsibility. AAP’s will undertake further annual training and develop new skills within a structured and managed environment when employment is secured. The AAP will work under the supervision of a Registered Practitioner in accordance with Regulatory policies and procedures for an initial probationary period of 20 weeks. After successful completion the AAP will be accountable for their own actions, operating within their own scope of practice, and will work alongside professional colleagues of higher or lower grades.


Based primarily at a local ambulance station, you’ll work shifts, including evenings and weekends and will work in all types of weather conditions.

Is an AAP the same as a Paramedic?


In short No. Paramedics are a higher level grade and are registered health care professionals who now have to hold a Degree level qualification. AAP’s however are similar to Paramedics and many people see AAP’s as the first route to becoming a Registered Paramedic. The AAP program is the first year of a 3 year Paramedic program.

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Who will I work with?

You will work closely with colleagues in the ambulance service (including paramedics, emergency call handlers and medical dispatchers, emergency care assistants), emergency medicine doctors, nurses and the wider NHS. You will also work with the other emergency services.