The first step, is to contact your local ambulance service, click here for our directory.

Each Ambulance Trust has a different protocol and varying methods in recruitment so make contact with them and they will guide you through the process.

For a service that demands rapid response, don’t expect things to happen quickly, so start the process early.

There are forms to complete, background checks on applicants, not just criminal records but health too. Then there will be training and possibly an interview.

Some responders have successfully completed the process in 2 or 3 months, other have taken just less than a year from the first point of contact to completing exams. Yes, like most courses, the candidate is assessed and undergo a written test.