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South Western Ambulance Service

Discover our current opportunities and career pathways with South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust.

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Why come and join us?

At the South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust, we work as one team to achieve our vision of delivering the best possible care to our patients when they need us most.  Working for us is an experience like no other.  We provide emergency and urgent care, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, operating across the largest ambulance region in England of 10,000 square miles and responding to an average of 2,650 incidents every day.

Every year we manage around 1 million incidents and travel over 22 million miles across the South West. We have over 90 ambulance stations, two Emergency Operations Centres where our 999 calls are answered and two Hazardous Area Response Teams (HART) who respond to major incidents involving hazardous materials or in hazardous environments.

Career Progression

Opportunities to progress, and enjoy continuous professional development. We have varied career pathways available.
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Annual Leave

Equivalent of 27 days per year plus general and public holidays, rising to 29 days after 5 years service and 33 days after 10 years service!

Pay & Rewards

Pay enhancements for out of hours, shift, bank holiday and overtime working


We have embraced a Trust wide approach to preceptorship, designed to support, develop and guide our people through the early stages of their chosen career.
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NHS Pension scheme

Generous Employer Contributions and a Death in service benefit. Tax free employee contributions
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Award Winning Staying Well Service

Enhanced mentoring and wellbeing support package.
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Working for us in the South West

Join us and work in this fabulous region of the country, where we have over 700 miles of stunning coastline, a number of historic towns, beautiful beaches and ancient monuments which draws in people across the UK and world.   Their is lots to see and do whilst working in this ideallic area of the country. The South West attracts a population of over 23 million visitors each year.

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Incidents on average each day


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People employed

23 million

Visitors to the South West each year


Coverage of Mainland England

Our values

We will achieve our vision by working together to a shared set of values that will be our guiding principles. We will achieve our vision by working together to a shared set of values that will be our guiding principles for how we interact with our people, our patients, partners and all other stakeholders.


One team

We are one team; working together in new ways and without unnecessary hierarchy.

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We treat patients and colleagues as we wish to be treated; with kindness, empathy and understanding.

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We listen and learn, striving to continually improve and develop.

Meet the graduates

Hear our graduates share their experiences with SWAST and talk about their personal growth, and career achievements. Celebrate their journeys and discover how SWAST has shaped their futures.

What does the application process involve?

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1.  Applying

Review our current vacancies to find your future career with SWAST.

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2.  Application Form

Complete an application form via the online recruitment system (Trac) - Please use the 'Supporting Information' box to demonstrate how your skills and experience are suited to the role.

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3.  Shortlisting

Applications are reviewed by the recruiting manager using the essential criteria in the job description. You will receive a notification via Trac regarding the shortlisting outcome.

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4.  Interview / Assessments

If shortlisted you will be invited to attend an interview and/or assessment day.

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5.  Outcome

Verbal outcome will be provided and if successful your start date confirmed via a conditional offer.

Upcoming Events

Come and see us, we will be at the following locations, giving you the opportunity to learn more about SWAST and our current vacancies and whats its like working here.

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Be part of something extraordinary

Join our exceptional team and make a difference. Explore rewarding career opportunities and embark on a fulfilling journey with us today.