Healthcare Assistant

Army Medical Services

At a glance

  • Soldier
  • medical

Join a highly skilled medical team that could posted anywhere in the world. Be active, enjoy great rewards and make friends for life.

  • £18,687The minimum amount you’ll earn during training
  • £23,496Your pay after completing basic trade training
  • AgeFrom 17 years & 6 months to 35 years & 6 months
  • QualificationsGCSEs & equivalent qualifications

The Army has helped me gain qualifications and skills that are transferrable.

Want to be part of fantastic team? Want to travel the world, providing great healthcare? Join us as an Healthcare Assistant. We’ll provide you with the training to deal with the challenges you’ll face in the Army and give you great rewards for your hard work. They include a decent salary, pension, free medical care and the chance to gain qualifications. You can build a career, make new friends and try Adventurous Training and sports, such as sky-diving and skiing. There’s really no other job like it.

Queen Alexandra's Royal Army Nursing Corps (QARANC) nurses have worked at the sharp end of military life throughout the last century. Nursing Officers, Nursing Soldiers, Healthcare Assistants and Student Nurses of the QARANC deliver high-quality, adaptable and dedicated nursing care wherever the Army needs it.

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Key Responsibilities

  • Work closely with registered Military Nurses and Clinicians

  • Assist in the delivery of clinical excellence to patients with varied medical needs

  • Be deployed worldwide on various operations or assisting with humanitarian aid

  • Explore fully funded Continuing Professional Development opportunities

  • Take on challenges, make new friends, try Adventurous Training and sport

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Regular (full time)

Entry requirements

  • Age:

    From 17 years & 6 months to 35 years & 6 months

  • Qualifications:

    GCSE Grade C/4 and above English Language; and GCSE Grade G/1 and above (Functional Skills Level 1) in Maths.

  • Basic physical fitness assessment:

    • Mid Thigh Pull 50kg

    • Medicine Ball Throw 2.7m

    • MSFT (beep test) level 5.8

    More information about the fitness test

Training for the role

Step 1
Initial military training teaches you how to be a soldier. This covers everything from fieldcraft to how to handle a rifle. This 14-week course takes place at either Pirbright in Surrey or Winchester, Hampshire.

Step 2
Healthcare Assistants training takes place at Defence Medical Services (DMS) Whittington in Lichfield. The course is comprised of a variety of academic and practical elements and you'll study towards your Apprenticeship Level 3 in Clinical Healthcare Support.

Qualifications you could get after training

Healthcare Assistants will get Continued Professional Development (CPD) every year and get certificates in Basic Life Support. This will also provide a solid foundation for those who wish to progress and become a Registered Nurse.

Pay & benefits

Earn £18,600 during training. When your initial training is finished, and you join your unit as a Private, your pay will rise to £23,490.

How to Apply

Once your online application has been approved, you'll meet with a local recruiter. This is your chance to tell us about the role that you're interested in. When you go to the Assessment Centre,you'll take tests - the results will show whether you'd be suitable for this role, or should consider a different role.

More about the joining process

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