Your Paramedic interview will take place online through Microsoft Teams. As your interview is online, we highly recommend visiting us at an Open Day, Taster Day or Applicant Day to get to know the University.
At the beginning of your individual interview, we’ll ask you to show valid photo ID to verify who you are. We won’t ask to see qualifications at this stage.
Please note your interview may be recorded.
Below, you'll find some helpful information about your interview and some of the things we'll be discussing. Do take a look before your interview.
You can prepare by researching the role of the Paramedic (nationally and internationally). We'll be interested to hear why you want to join the profession and what your career aspirations are.
The Health and Care Professions Council regulates the Paramedic profession, so take a look at their website for useful information on 'professionalism'. Other publications to consider include the PEEP report, the Francis report, and publications from the College of Paramedics, such as the Career Framework and the evolving role of paramedics in the wider care system.
Please note: A camera, a microphone and valid photo ID are required. If you don’t have access to these, we may have to reschedule your interview. You’ll not be penalised for any technology failing.
This is a panel interview and it will have two parts to it:
Situation Judgement Assessment: Prior to the interview we’ll set up a pre-interview task. Please note you’ll need to access this via your e:vision portal.
The task will consist of a hypothetical scenario where you’ll need to develop a plan and verbally present your answer to the panel at the start of your interview.
Individual questions: We’ll be interested in your knowledge of the role of the Paramedic, your communication skills, and your values as well as your understanding of the requirements and responsibility of the course. This includes your commitments to travel to and from placement.
You’ll be notified via UCAS of the outcome of your interview within one working week.
Above all, you need to be certain that this is the profession you want to join. Consider visiting us at an Open Day, if you haven't already. Then commit yourself to learning as much as you can before your interview day.