Can being a TA CMT lead to being a Paramedic in civvi street?

Discussion in 'Join the Army - Reserve Recruitment' started by berob91, Mar 17, 2013.

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  1. Hello,

    Can being a Combat Med Tech get you access into the ambulance service?
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  2. No, it won't - which is why rickshaw mini-minor is an ODP these days, as that qualification is transferable.
  3. No.

    BUT, it might help you get on a 2 or 3 year university course that you'll need to complete in order to become a paramedic.

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  4. being a CMT counts for nothing in civi street, there is a course (about £2000) to become an ambulance technician(a qualification that soon won't be recognised by the NHS) from CMT.
  5. You'll be needing to pop off to uni for three years...
  6. The elite of the RAMC
  7. Don't tell the nurses, they assume it's the QARANC....
  8. Seems a strange situation that you can spend your entire career recognising and treating illness and injury in at times, remote and difficult situations, but when you leave the army the knowledge and skills you have accumulated aren't recognised or valued. There must be somewhere you can take them.
  9. If you're class 1 or other service equivalent, Offshore medic
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  10. Or 2 years,after competing with about 800 others to gain your place at one of the limited Universities that cover the course.

    And don't forget to put money aside for petrol and running your car to get to placements,which is about 50% of the degree.

    The one good thing once you qualify is that it is recognised as a qualification worldwide.
  11. Recognised? Yep, maybe, but only just. Your licence to practice only extends to the UK, so if you intend to work elsewhere, you'll have to sit the local exams and meet their criteria, which often means going through their training courses.

    Unless that is, you're working exclusively for an employer in say the O&G industry - so a rig or mine somewhere, then things are a tad different.

    But if you're a UK paramedic, don't expect to walk into an ambulance job in 'the colonies' without requalifying......
  12. How perfectly they stag on the DEFAC on H17 too the pretty little dears.

    Perhaps we could get them to do some other important tasks, like getting the brews on, if of course they're not too busy wiping bottoms...
  13. And the injustice of it all is?????

    They're commisionable