Ambulance Staff (Excluding Paramedics)

Ambulance staff transport sick, injured and convalescent persons and give first aid treatment in emergencies and check ambulance vehicles are roadworthy, cleaned and have all the necessary equipment.


New workers

New workers start around £8,939. Normal pay is £26,023 per year.
Highly experienced workers can earn up to £42,156.

Available jobs

In the past year there were 29,405 vacancies for this type of job


Projected job growth over the next 8 years

Related courses

People work towards these careers by taking these courses at college and uni.

What they do most days?

  • Checks and maintains vehicles to ensure they are roadworthy.

  • Replenishes medical supplies in ambulance as necessary.

  • Cleans and disinfects ambulance after use and carries out routine care of ambulance equipment.

  • Ascertains nature of injuries and provides first aid treatment.

  • Drives ambulance or accompanies driver to transport patients to hospitals or other treatment centres and homes.

  • Helps patients into and out of ambulance.

Hard Skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Ambulances

  • Emergency Medicine

  • Manual Handling

  • Risk Analysis

  • Urgent Care

  • Auditing

  • Infection Control

  • Patient Transport

  • Emergency Response

  • Patient Treatment

Soft Skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Communication

  • Customer Service

  • Management

  • English Language

  • Mathematics

  • Empathy

  • Operations

  • Calmness Under Pressure

  • Interpersonal Communications

  • Mentorship

How do I get a job like this?

People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.