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North East Ambulance Service sends out call for new recruits

THE North East Ambulance Service (NEAS) NHS Foundation Trust is sending out a call for more people from across the region to join its life-saving team.

The Trust – whose members starred in the recent BBC documentary series Ambulance – is holding a recruitment day in Gateshead on Saturday June 10 for people to discover more about the job opportunities available in the service right across the region.

Attendees at the event, to be held at the North East Ambulance Service Education Centre on Dukesway, Team Valley, will be able to find out more about a wide range of different operational roles, from joining the emergency operations centre teams to working with the teams out on the road.

Among the jobs highlighted on the day will be:

  • Health advisor (call handler) 111/999

  • Senior Clinical Advisor Nurse/Paramedic

  • Advanced Practitioner Nurse/Paramedic

  • Ambulance care assistant

  • Clinical care assistant

  • Paramedic

Demand for places is already high so those interested are advised to book their place at the event at

The morning session is sold out, but there are still places for the afternoon session running from 1pm-3pm.

Karen O’Brien, director of people and development, at NEAS, said: “As an organisation that provides such fantastic services to every part of the North East, we are always on the lookout for people from Redcar to Rothbury, Bishop to Berwick, and everywhere in-between to join our service.

“From school and university leavers to those looking for a change in career, we’re excited to be able to offer this recruitment event as an opportunity for you to find out more about our operational roles.

“Whether you’re interested in taking calls that come through 999, 111 or our clinical advice teams, or would love a career working out on the road with patients, we have so many opportunities for people to find a career within the NHS. We look forward to seeing you very soon.”


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