• 2nd Jun 2022

Job opportunity: Graduate Paramedics - Wellington Free Ambulance


Graduate Paramedics

  • We have Full time opportunities in both the Wellington and Wairarapa regions
  • Full on the job training and fantastic career progression opportunities
  • Induction begins the 25 July 2022 – so you must be available in Wellington then

We are seeking graduates of BHSc in Paramedicine to join our graduate training programme in Wellington and the Wairarapa – starting 25 July 2022.

Why join Wellington Free Ambulance? We are the one and only paramedic service for Greater Wellington and the Wairarapa, and the only ones in the country who are free.

We are proud of the place we hold in our community, and the high-quality, leading-edge patient care that our people deliver every day. As well as emergency paramedic care, we provide patient transfer services; have paramedics who are part of the Life Flight crew and rescue squad, plus operate the 111 clinical communications centre for our region. We respond on average to around 57,000 emergency incidents per year.

We consider ourselves to be the best little ambulance service in the world, with an awesome team around 400 staff and over 80 volunteers. Being this size means when you join you do become part of our family and you really do make a huge impact for our community!

If you would like to learn more about our great place to work, please visit Wellington Free Ambulance’s website. You can also see more about our fantastic organisation by viewing our page on Facebook.

The role

As a Graduate Paramedic you will be required to provide the highest possible standard of patient care in a consistently efficient, effective, and professional manner.

Full on the job training and support is provided, including classroom days, driving training, and a preceptor for the first 12 months. Our structured programme is designed to ensure you are confident providing our patients clinical excellence and professionalism in all situations and interactions. We will make sure you are fully supported when you go out on the road, and you will experience a great mix of metro and rural exposure as a Paramedic at Wellington Free.

We offer fantastic career progression opportunities to move you through the various authorities to practice and grow your career in Paramedicine.

Being a graduate paramedic is a full-time role and we are seeking applicants who will be available to start the training programme in Wellington on Monday 25th July 2022.

Who we are looking for

We are currently looking for Graduate Paramedics with a BHSc in Paramedicine who also need the following:

  • To be registered with Te Kaunihera Manapou Paramedic Council (or the ability to)
  • To be prepared to work shift work including days, nights, and weekends
  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral)
  • The ability to work with and relate to people from diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • A current full clean driver’s licence for 3 years with defensive driving course
  • Bachelor of Health Science in Paramedicine
  • To be up to date with your immunisations or willing to be immunized, including being fully vaccinated against COVID-19
  • A clean criminal record

What we can offer

It goes without saying you will get fulfilment from your work and a sense of pride knowing that you are working for a not-for-profit that is an iconic part of the Greater Wellington and Wairarapa region. We also have more benefits to joining including:

  • Financial assistance up to $1,000 NZD (max) towards your relocation costs to Wellington*
  • Competitive salary and generous compensation for overtime, including leave conditions that provides you with 20 days leave every 3 months
  • Staff benefits including Employee Assistance Programme, annual flu vaccinations, discounted health insurance, and access to great discounts at several supportive businesses across our region
  • Guidance from your peers on positives of moving to the Wellington region, is all part of welcoming you to our team and helping with your relocation decision

*Note: upon successful acceptance into the programme, reimbursed upon submission of receipts related to relocation to Wellington.

Next steps

If you want to begin your Paramedic career with Wellington Free Ambulance - then Press Apply to complete the online application form and include your cover letter and resume by Monday 20 June 2022.

Once you apply online you will be contacted and invited to go through a structured assessment process including video, reference checks, clinical and behavioural interviews before final decisions are made on acceptance into our Graduate programme.

CLICK HERE for the full job description on our website. You can also email Recruitment@wfa.org.nz for any other information.

Wellington Free Ambulance

Wellington Free Ambulance is committed to being an equal opportunity employer with a focus on ensuring equity, diversity and inclusion to provide a stronger internal and external culture and to improve our organisational performance. We value and embrace differences in all people and encourage diverse ways of thinking and being.


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