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MediPro Monthly – February 2022

MediPro Monthly - February 2022

Bringing you this month’s news in 4 minutes or less, here’s February’s issue of MediPro Monthly

MediPro celebrate National Apprenticeship Week

We have been celebrating National Apprenticeship Week this past week, giving an opportunity to shine a light on the positive impact apprenticeships have on individuals, businesses, and the wider economy.
Apprenticeships are at the heart of our business. MediPro is the largest independent ambulance apprenticeship provider in the UK, delivering courses to over 1,300 apprentices – from Stockton and London to Bristol and East of England.

It's National Apprenticeship Week #BuildTheFuture #NAW2022

Interview with an Apprentice

As part of National Apprenticeship Week, we have a short interview with Emily Hanley, our apprentice HR administrator, about her experiences at MediPro.

Emily Hanley, our HR Administrator and apprentice here at MediPro
Emily Hanley, our HR Administrator and apprentice.

“I left my previous job because I wanted something with more of a career choice and I stumbled upon the Northern Skills Group apprenticeship website, and they said that with my degree in Health Psychology, it would line up really well with a health company. Then I came across MediPro. “
“Because I am doing a Level 3 Business Administration apprenticeship at the moment, it gives me a lot of the core values of a workplace that I’ve never been in before.”
“The programme helps me understand some of the core skills with IT that I wasn’t very familiar with. Getting to know my role in the business and how that affects the business as a whole.”
“I have short-term and long-term projects, along with my day-to-day tasks, so filing, make sure everyone is accounted for in terms of compliance and quality assurance, disciplinary, sickness absences.”
“In terms of long-term projects, it’s working on presentation for staff and students about policies and legislation, leaflets and handouts for staff and students, that kind of thing.”
“Some days it’s more computer based, some days it’s just studying and getting to know policies and legislation more. Sometimes it’s going over to Faraday to get to know staff and students so that I’m familiar with names and faces. Some days are quite steady, just researching, reading, and getting to know a lot of the core law elements, like employment law.
“It’s very supportive, and they are more than willing to hear you out when you have problems or concerns, or even just your own opinion. I’ve been told by Brian himself, the managing director, that I’m not just an apprentice. He sees me as my own person. As someone who has the skills that help this company run, so I’m not overlooked. I’m appreciated and that’s a really nice feeling!”

MediPro attend first Jobs Fair of 2022

Wayne Thompson, our Recruitment Coordinator at the MediPro's Jobs Fair stand.
Wayne Thompson, our Recruitment Coordinator at the MediPro’s Jobs Fair stand.

As part of National Apprenticeship Week, we visited an apprenticeship jobs fair in Consett, County Durham. The fair was hosted by Richard Holden MP at Derwentside College.
The fair was visited by the Minister of State for Apprenticeships and Skills, Alex Burghart MP.
The fair saw apprenticeships on offer from dozens of different professional backgrounds, from accounting and administration, to fire and rescue and the NHS.
Richard Holden’s Jobs Jobs Jobs fair in September attracted more than 400 people, with dozens of companies recruiting and scores of people getting jobs in the weeks that followed.

Apprentice Testimonials

To round off our National Apprenticeship Week coverage, here are some lovely compliments for one of our apprentice cohorts of trainee emergency ambulance crews (TEACs) – well done everyone!

"The course gives me a skill set and qualifications I will carry for life". "I felt at ease. Always had chances to ask questions. Tutors put worries at ease. There was enough time to practice." "Good, clear assessment instruction beforehand so we were prepared". Very informative, I've learnt a lot in a short space of time". "Tutors are excellent. Personable, professional, knowledgeable. Lovely people!".


Congratulations to Sean Hayes, who has completed his AAP qualification and is now fully qualified as an Associate Ambulance Practitioner.
Well done!

Sean Hayes, fully qualified Associate Ambulance Practitioner, holding his AAP certificate.
Sean Hayes, fully qualified Associate Ambulance Practitioner.


As our business continues to grow, we would like to welcome to MediPro three new clinical tutors, to be based in London.

  • Joseph Brinded
  • Pooja Kaur
  • Karen McVeagh

We hope everyone will make them feel welcome!


This month, we received some lovely compliments about Joanne White and Jenny-Lee Clifford. Here is what the patients’ daughter wrote about them.
“We had two ladies come to take my mum to hospital. At the time we weren’t aware that mum had sepsis. The very last thing we wanted was for her to go to hospital.”

“The paramedics that came took their time to explain to my 82 year old dad what was going to happen and why, which put him at ease. They allowed me to go with mum as she was so poorly.”

“The ladies were fantastic, and we cannot tell you how grateful we were for their care. Mum is doing ok and we have just found out she has a break in her spine as well as the infection. The care they gave us was above and beyond and we can’t thank them enough”.
Well done Joanne and Jenny-Lee!


We currently have the following vacancies here at MediPro:

Clinical Skills Tutor (Ambulance Apprenticeships)

Associate Ambulance Practitioner (Apprentice)

Offshore Medic Lecturers

Diver Medic Lecturers

Now is an exciting time to be joining us here at MediPro. Our expanding business works in partnership with both NHS Trusts and other independent businesses, providing bespoke training courses to fit our clients’ needs. We are a leading independent medical training company that has been operating across the UK for over 10 years.

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Both Rob and Tony the CERAD tutors were absolutely amazing, helpful and patient with us. Couldn’t have asked for better trainers or a better bunch of people to take this journey with!

Tia Sayer – Apprentice Emergency Medical Technician – East of England Ambulance Service

We’ve had the support we’ve needed, and the training has been good. So, for anyone looking to progress, or considering joining the ambulance service, I would recommend it. Absolutely!

Jack Bird, Apprentice Emergency Medical Technician, East of England Ambulance Service

I think the learning is very clear. Direct. All the tutors have been very professional. It’s been all positive experiences.

Keith Stead, Apprentice Emergency Medical Technician, East of England Ambulance Service

I like the practicals. I learn more this way because the job itself is so practical, you gain confidence this way.

Abby Hobbs, Apprentice Emergency Medical Technician, East of England Ambulance Service

I think the course so far has been really good. I’ve liked the practical sessions. It’s clear what we need to learn and there’s a lot of support as well.

Amy Palfreyman, Apprentice Emergency Medical Technician, East of England Ambulance Service

I would definitely recommend you guys to others. I feel like there’s a lot of support when needed. It’s been really enjoyable.

Imogen Fitzgerald, Apprentice Emergency Medical Technician, East of England Ambulance Service

Since I had graduated, I was a little uncertain with the route I would take as my lack of driving experience was holding me back from joining a trust and wanted to find another way, to consolidate my learning. With some background experience in mentoring, I soon enough came across MediPro and applied for the NQP clinical tutor role.

Since then, I have been very fortunate to work with a lovely team that have a similar insight to myself with making student contact count to give back and help students bridge that gap between the classroom and the road. Overall, l’ve felt more confident with deepening my clinical knowledge and helping seal the vast breadth of topics we may not always come across on the road often.

I strongly believe MediPro will play a huge part in this journey with the different opportunities available and I have high hopes for the future.

Pooja Kaur, Clinical Tutor, MediPro

Upon graduating last year, I was surprised to find a job advertised with MediPro in which I could come straight out of university and into training. This opportunity usually only presents itself after years of experience, so I was eager to give it a go. I was welcomed on board and made to feel comfortable by all staff throughout the past 6 months and have already been granted many opportunities as part of the company, including two new qualifications.

I still get time on the road to practice as a HCPC registered Paramedic, although the majority of my role is spent teaching and supporting others. This has gained me more confidence, knowledge, and professional development than I ever thought it would, and I’ve made some great friendships along the way.

Leah Marshall, Clinical Tutor, MediPro

Qualifying as a Paramedic, I feel like I’ve accomplished something I never thought I would be able to. I think it is an amazing job!

At the beginning, I joined MediPro with my FREC 3, which started me off with patient transport. Since then, I’ve progressed into technician and then straight onto paramedic, which I found was a great way of doing things.

The teaching at MediPro was brilliant. I found that it was very hands-on and very adaptable to how I like to learn.

My mentors have been brilliant. I literally wouldn’t have been able to do that without their help and guidance. They haven’t done it for me, but they have definitely helped and supported me to do it and complete this course. I couldn’t thank them more!

Abbi Turnbull, Paramedic, MediPro

My first experience of training with MediPro was just over 5 years ago when I undertook my Ambulance Technician training whilst looking for a change of career. Following the completion of the course, I was offered employment as an ambulance technician, supporting local NHS trusts in providing emergency and urgent care.

Since starting with MediPro I have continued to be supported throughout my career and they have enabled me to continue to develop both personally and professionally, working towards my ambition to qualify as a HCPC registered Paramedic.

Additionally, I have been offered and supported through a level 3 teaching qualification, as well as a mentor qualification. This has allowed me to broaden my practice and develop as a clinician, working in a dual role as an ambulance technician, mentoring students in practice, as well as in a teaching capacity.

Last year I was lucky enough to be given the opportunity to apply for the MediPro Level 6 Diploma in Paramedic Practice, as an alternative to university this suited my situation perfectly. Despite being a non-university programme I was still fully supported through every step of my journey & I now work as an HCPC registered Paramedic for MediPro with the ambition to consolidate my practice and develop my teaching skills.

Overall, MediPro has provided me with amazing opportunities and support since starting my career 5 years ago. The knowledge, skills and experiences have enabled me to develop as a professional and as a person, which has been invaluable. I’ve also gained some brilliant working relationships and friendships along the way.

Alex Hutchinson, Clinical Tutor, MediPro

I completed my level 3 CERAD in March of this year, this was the third course I have done with Medipro in the last 14 months. In all of the courses I have done with Medipro I have found nothing but genuine, friendly, top class people. 

The level 3 CERAD was intense and challenging but Colin was excellent in his delivery, explanation and constructive criticism. 

Can not recommend MediPro enough, I have booked onto my Freuc 5 at the end of this year.  

Phil Brazier, Level 3 CERAD

Since graduating from my Sports Science and Injury Rehabilitation degree, I have been desperate to work in the healthcare industry, particularly emergency care. When I came across the MediPro ECA apprenticeship, I knew I had to apply. The opportunity to learn new skills, whilst gaining practical experience in the field, seemed too good to be true – but it has proven to be the opposite! 

The opportunity has not only allowed me to learn more about this complex profession, but grow in confidence as a person. The experience is designed in such a way that I was allowed to gain confidence in my ability, before increasing my responsibility. This was primarily done by working with other welcoming and experienced colleagues, who were all extremely helpful in guiding me through the process. The leadership and mentor team have been with me every step of the way, ensuring that I am well equipped to operate to the high standards that are required, whilst also showing great trust in me to put my skills into practice. 

MediPro has allowed me to access my dream career and have given me an experience so far that has ensured it will be a lifelong journey. 

Emily Bonham, ECA Apprenticeship, MediPro

Medipro is a very responsive apprenticeship training provider. They help us build and retain a very skilled, competent and patient care focused team of Emergency Care Assistants.

They also provide Paramedic training for Ambulance Technicians helping us to develop critical skills for our business.

The programme has helped us train and develop our workforce and has been extremely well organised and facilitated, and I am pleased to say that skills development goes from strength to strength.

We have found our working relationship with MediPro to be a very proactive one and we look forward/ to continuing to work together.

James Tavener
Training Manager, Bristol Ambulance EMS

MediPro have become a key support to our operations, helping us offer a safe, compliant and superior medical response service to our clientele. They have assisted us in the development of new competency programmes for our staff, new documentation flows for our patients and advised on new equipment and practices that improve our immediate treatment delivery. In addition, they have been a consistent and reliable source of guidance and advice throughout our work together. I would highly recommend their services which are operationally outstanding and financially very reasonable.

Peter Burke, Operations Manager, Teesside

I am a commercial Diver from Trinidad and Tobago.

I chose MediPro as it was recommended to me by a friend.

The teacher was very knowledgeable and made the lessons fun so it was easy to absorb. I am new to the Medical Diving field so it was very exciting learning more and going deeper into medical conditions and illnesses specific to diving. Being a diver, it will be a great asset for me to recognise and be able to administer aid should it be needed.

Kevin, Diver Medic Technician

I have been attending training at MediPro for 10 years. The offshore medic and distance learning refresher is great. Lovely people, great attitude, great educators.

Julian Searle
Offshore Medic Refresher
Distance Learning

The clinical placement in the unique Urgent Care Centre, North Tees Hospital, is exactly suited for the Offshore Medic course, allowing me to demonstrate all previous Learnt Theoretical, for urgent Primary care assessments in the field.

The mixture of GPs & Urgent Care Practitioner Nurses provided a 24/7 facility for a diverse range of presentations. I also spent time in the busy accident & emergency department.

Martin Hagues, Offshore Medic