We regularly get questions from service leavers looking to get into the medical profession, it just so happens that one of our ECA’s is leaving us as they have joined Yorkshire Ambulance NHS trust.
Deian was a service leaver looking for a change in career and was nice enough to answer a couple of questions to help anyone in a similar situation.
Below are Deian’s answers
Why did you choose MediPro?
I chose MediPro because I saw an advert in one of the resettlement magazines and I looked at Emergency care as a new career after leaving the service and it was close to where I was living at the time.
How was the training you received?
The training I received was excellent. The tutors were clearly very experienced and were very good at explaining all aspects of anatomy and physiology, using clever teaching aids.
How well did it prepare you for the job?
The training and placement provided by MediPro put me in a unique position prior to my discharge where I was able to volunteer as an ECA, gaining valuable experience, before I was offered employment by them.
What experiences have you had/will take away with you?
The experiences I have gained, dealing with the public, patient care and dealing with vulnerable people has been invaluable.
How was your application process with YAS, did you feel well prepared?
My application process for YAS has been relatively straightforward, but the experiences that I have gained whilst working at Medipro prepared me with the answers that I needed during the interview.
Do you have any advice for fellow military personnel about to leave regarding this career path?
Yes, If you are looking at a fulfilling career and have a genuine desire to want to help people in need then this is the career for you. MediPro provided me stepping stone to a career, the staff were great to work with and every day is different
In honour of our 10th anniversary, we are offering one lucky follower the chance to win a place on our brand new Level 6 in Paramedic Practice course.
Entering this competition couldn’t be easier, all you need to do is download the form linked below, fill it out with some basic information and post it back to us, and that’s it! (Postal address can be found on the form)
There are a couple of rules so let’s get that stuff out of the way.
- Be aged 18 or over
- Have GCSE Grade 4 (formally C) or above in 5 subjects, or equivalent. Equivalent qualifications include Scotland National level 5 or International level 4 (PIAAC, AILS, ALL) must include English Language and Mathematics and one of Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Science double/triple award
- Have an A level (achieved in the last 5 years) in a science related subject (C or above) or equivalent e.g. Level 3 (or higher) academic or vocationally related qualification such as BTEC, NVQ in Science or relevant Health or Care related subject
- Relevant experience (within last 12 months), either voluntary or paid, in a health or care setting. E.g. working as a first-responder or an emergency care assistant.
- Applicant must be free to attend the course in 2019.
- Excludes those applying for RPL onto year 2
- Participants must like and share the Facebook post
- Excludes other fees such as travel and accommodation
- If you have already applied for the course you can still enter
- You must pass all the entry criteria and assessments
If you wish to enter, you can download the form at the link below.
The winner will be announced on September 1st 2018
This quarters newsletter is here (May 2018), check it out to get details on our New Level 6 in Paramedic Practice, as well as announcements of 2 new courses we offer. It also includes information regarding GDPR and how to stay up to date with us. Just click the link below to view the newsletter.
MAY 2018 NEWSLETTER
Qualsafe Awards have written an article announcing our partnership as part of MediPro delivering a Level 6 Diploma in Paramedic Practice. To read the announcement, following the link below.
“MediPro to Deliver Vocational Paramedic Programme
Tracy Fairfax | 9 Apr 2018
You can also read about our Paramedic Programme and how to apply clicking .
Are you interested in becoming a Paramedic? Unsure if it’s for you? Don’t know where to start?
We are here to help!
We will be holding an open day in the coming months for people to come in and discuss their options and raise any questions or issues they might have.
Our open day will be help on Saturday 2nd December.
Appointments will be available for AM and PM times.
To book your appointment slot simply contact us using one of the below methods:
Phone: 01325 609030
This day ia an ideal opportunity to come and speak with our team concerning:
– Being a paramedic (is it right for you)
– Our programme and content
– Practice Placements (currently supported in NEAS and NWAS)
– Finance options
– Student support
– Entry concers and the RPL process
– Driving issues
Spaces will be limited so early booking is recommended.
MediPro is proud to announce our NEW!! QA Level 6 Diploma in Paramedic Practice.* It has been in the works for a while now but we have finally dotted all the i’s and crossed all the t’s, which means we are now able to offer students the opportunity to start their progression towards becoming a Paramedic.
Full details can be found at our website (following the link below) but we are opening the course up with dates starting the beginning of 2018. We will also be offering students a number of finance options in the very near future.
For more details about the course, including dates, prices, and teaching schedules follow the link below.
*Pending HCPC approval (September 2017)
The newest edition of our newsletter is here! So if you want all the latest news from #MediProUK this is the best place to find it!
We realise that you can’t always trust the word of companies trying to sell their products because naturally, they are going to make themselves as good as possible. So we thought we’d let you see what our students have to say.
Here’s a quick snapshot of an overall rating for our #PHTM course we ran recently and we have included a link to the full PDF if you want to read the rest of the feedback. #MediProUK
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