What year did you graduate?
What course did you study?
Paramedic Science BSc (Hons)
What is your current role?
Paramedic at London Ambulance Service
How did you get into your current role?
Applied through the London Ambulance Service Partner university initiative, where students who have had placement with LAS from St. Georges can apply for a fast track programme with less interviews/assessments
Can you describe a typical day?
I work a variety of day, late and night shifts over a few different ambulance stations in Oval, Waterloo and Brixton. The shifts are normally 12 hours in length and during the shift I respond to a variety of calls to wherever we are needed.
What do you enjoy about your role?
I love that I am not stuck inside and that every single call we go to and every day is different
What do you find challenging in your current role?
Adjusting to shift work and changing your sleep pattern is always challenging
What advice would you give to a current student at St George’s who is keen to get into a similar area of work as you?
Try out as many of the opportunities offered to you as you can. They are fantastic to get some experience and decide what areas of paramedicine you like the most
Which aspects of your degree are relevant for your current role?
The university completely prepares you for working as a paramedic, both on an ambulance and in other areas such as primary care
Do you have any advice or a message for current students at St George’s?
Enjoy your time at university and get as involved as you can with placement and the added opportunities that the department make available to you!
Research all the universities you are looking at as the placement and teaching days are different between all of them!