£17,680 Average salary at age 20
£29,120 Average Salary
36 Average hours per week


Ambulance staff transport sick, injured and convalescent persons and give first aid treatment in emergencies.

Main Tasks

  • Helps patients into and out of ambulance;
  • Drives ambulance or accompanies driver to transport patients to hospitals or other treatment centres and homes;
  • Ascertains nature of injuries and provides first aid treatment;
  • Cleans and disinfects ambulance after use and carries out routine care of ambulance equipment;
  • Replenishes medical supplies in ambulance as necessary.


Academic qualifications are not normally required. Entry requirements vary between ambulance services. Entrants must normally have possessed a full clean driving licence for one to two years and have health clearance. Entrants undertake a minimum of 2 weeks training in first aid and patient care. Successful trainees are then attached to an ambulance station where they work under the guidance of a trained supervisor for a probationary period before working unsupervised.

UK Prospects

31200 Workforce Size
5.40% Predicted growth 2024 - 2027
2992 Predicted Replacement 2024 - 2027

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