Apprenticeships at EEAST

For a Level 4 apprenticeship to become a qualified Emergency Medical Technician, you will typically need to:

  • have a general standard of education and be committed to self-development
  • have a full UK manual driving license with a minimum of 1 years driving experience. If you have any penalty points for minor motoring offences, you should check with the ambulance service you are applying to directly.
  • hold the full C1 category on your driving license at the point of applying for an apprenticeship
  • have your own transport to attend training and work
  • be able to demonstrate experience in dealing with a range of people of different ages and social groups
  • be able to demonstrate a high degree of physical fitness by successfully meeting a fitness assessment by the employing ambulance service trust
  • have an understanding of compassion, respect and dignity through patient-centred care
  • have dedication, motivation and drive to ensure you take ownership of your own learning


What is the training for the apprenticeship? 

  • It takes 12 – 18 months
  • Initial classroom-based course,
  • Then you will be learning whilst out on the road, responding to emergency calls as a valued member of the ambulance service trust’s frontline team.
  • On successful completion of the course, you will be eligible to continue as a qualified EMT role with the ambulance service trust

Applying through EEAST website

The Vacancies webpage on the EEAST website has live vacancies in the Trust. For Administrative and support services roles you may already have the necessary entry requirements.