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Paramedic FAQ's

See below for some common FAQ's

We are a private education company that specialises in the assessment tests and interviews used in the recruitment process of HSE Student Paramedic Recruitment Campaigns. We are not affiliated with the official process. While we are happy to provide general information, we would always recommend contacting the official sources directly for definitive information.

How do I become a paramedic?

The HSE National Ambulance Service (NAS) holds recruitment competitions for student paramedics periodically.

The most recent Student Paramedic competition was held in 2024. Closing date for applications 15th May 2024. Applications are taken via www.hse.ie when a recruitment campaign is launched.  The purpose of these competitions is to create a national panel for the position of student paramedic. This panel is used to fill training places for Student Paramedic in the HSE National Ambulance Services on the Paramedic Training Programme. If you would like to be kept informed on future recruitment campaigns when further information becomes available, you can register for our free job alert service here: https://careerservices.ie/job-alert-service

What is the eligibility criteria?

Eligibility criteria is set out in an information document issued by the HSE at the beginning of every campaign. The most recent one can be found on the official HSE website and we have included a link here. Applicants require a provisional Class C1 Driving Licence and must obtain a full C1 licence within six months of commencing the programme. Candidates should fully familiarise themselves with the eligibility criteria outlined in the official resources for every campaign.

What does the selection process involve?

The Selection process includes an application form, aptitude tests and a competency-based interview. 

  • Stage 1: Application Form
  • Stage 2 to 4: Includes aptitude tests and interview (detailed guidance provided in our online preparation course)

Additional Information / useful contacts

  • The HSE contact phone number is 041 6850300 and may be worth giving a call in regard to the next recruitment campaign. 
  • You can also contact the National Ambulance Service College (NASC) by email for official advice at nasc@hse.ie  
  • UCD Centre for Emergency Medical Science – the course providers in UCD may be able to help answer any queries you may have about the course either via email at centre.ems@ucd.ie or phone 01 716 6665. 
  • Irish College of Paramedics can be contacted via email memberservices@irishparamedic.ie or phone at 087 2390110.  
  • Other useful links may include https://www.hse.ie/eng/services/list/3/nas/Paramedic%20FAQs.html and http://irishparamedic.com/how-to-become-a-paramedic/

How can I succeed in the recruitment process?

Our preparation course is an expertly created online course tailored for applicants of HSE Student Paramedic recruitment campaigns. Equip yourself with the essential skills to excel in the aptitude tests and interviews required for selection in these campaigns! Find out more here

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