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Is this job right for you?

Do you tick all our boxes - and do we tick yours?

Find out here by taking the quiz

So why do so many paramedics love their job? The answer is, because they're the right fit for our organisation.

The right fit is more about personal values rather than a list of qualifications or prior work experience. It involves all the stuff you can't be taught - you either share our values or you don't.

Many paramedics were once painters, poets, mechanics, plumbers, boardroom executives, nurses, school teachers and recent school leavers. Despite their differences, they all share key traits which have enabled them to thrive in a career with Ambulance.

The question is - do you also share these traits? Complete the quiz below to find out.

Am I level-headed in times of intense stress?

 YES/NO 

Do I genuinely want to help my community? 

 YES/NO 

Do I enjoy the ongoing process of learning?

  YES/NO

Am I a good communicator?                                                                  

  YES/NO 

Do I have common sense? 

  YES/NO 

Do I care for and respect people without judgement?

  YES/NO 

Do I adhere to all workplace protocols and procedures? 

  YES/NO 

Can I adopt a leadership role when required? 

  YES/NO 

Am I a team player who can also work well by myself if required?

  YES/NO 

Do I enjoy shift work?

  YES/NO 

Am I willing to relocate to another location, not of my choosing?

  YES/NO 


If you answered no to any of the above questions, then take some time to reconsider your stance - perhaps there are personal skills you could learn to swing your ‘no' to a ‘yes'? If so, we suggest you spend some time learning these skills and then visit us again when you're ready. If you're not willing to change your outlook, then you're probably more suited to another organisation.

There are no prizes for guessing that if you (truthfully...) answered ‘yes' to all of the above questions then you are most likely a great fit for our organisation. Chances are - you will not only love being a paramedic, but you will excel in this career.

It could be a good opportunity to take a look at our Values Statement, which goes into more detail, outlining the values and work ethos that we expect here at Ambulance.

More information

So where to now? You've taken our quiz and ticked yes to all the boxes. So far, so good. Now, take the time to learn about the entry pathways available to you. Click here to find out more.