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.
On your interview day, you’ll take part in a group interview and an individual interview. The group interview will take place in the morning, followed by your individual interview at some point during the same day.
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. Your interview will consist of questions and scenarios. We’ll be interested in your knowledge of the role of a Paramedic and your values.
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 NHS will support your placements and is likely to be your first employer. Think carefully about how you can evidence the NHS Constitution, in particular, the 6Cs.
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 be notified via UCAS of the outcome of your interview within three working days.
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.