Healthcare Assistant

Army Medical Service

This is available as a full time Army role.
This is available as a part time Army role.

WE ARE THE BACKBONE OF BASIC NURSING CARE

"THE ARMY HAS HELPED ME GAIN A QUALIFICATION AND SKILLS THAT ARE TRANSFERABLE"
Want to be part of fantastic team? Want to travel the world, providing great healthcare? Join us as an Healthcare Assistant. We’ll give you the training to deal with the challenges you’ll face in the Army and 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 too – like sky-diving and skiing. There’s really no other job like it.

Training For The Role

Step 1
You'll start with your initial military training which will teach you how to be a soldier - this will cover everything from fieldcraft to how to handle a rifle. Your initial training will be at either Pirbright or Winchester and last for 14 weeks.

 

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

Entry Requirements

Age: 17 years 6 months - 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.
Fitness:
  • Mid Thigh Pull 50kg
  • Medicine Ball Throw 2.7m
  • 2km run 12m
  • MSFT (beep test) level 5.8
More information about the fitness test

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.

Rank Progression

Learn about rank progression here.

Pay and Benefits

From the Field

“I was originally in the Royal Logistic Corps, but I always had an interest in nursing care, so I took the opportunity to transfer and passed the selection process. The Army has helped me gain a qualification and skills that are transferable into the NHS.”

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.

Training For The Role

Step 1
You will complete your initial training over 4 weekends at your Unit or a central location found across the UK. If it suits you better, you can condense this into a 1 week training course.

Step 2
You will then attend a 2 week long training course at an Army Training Centre, these are located across the UK.

Entry Requirements

Age: 17 years 9 months - 49 years 6 months
Fitness:
  • Mid Thigh Pull 50kg
  • Medicine Ball Throw 2.7m
  • 2km run 12m
  • MSFT (beep test) level 5.8
More information about the fitness test
Qualifications: GCSE Grade C/4 and above in both Maths and English Language

Qualifications You Could Get After Training

On successful entry into the Army Medical Services Reserve you will be eligible to apply for consideration in CPD for Professional Qualifications commensurate to Role within with the Army Medical Services.

Pay and Benefits

You’ll be paid on a daily rate commensurate to your qualifications. This includes being paid for weekly drill nights. Plus, if you complete all of your annual training days, you’re entitled to a tax-free lump sum called a bounty.

More about Reserve benefits

From the Field

“I was originally in the Royal Logistic Corps, but I always had an interest in nursing care, so I took the opportunity to transfer and passed the selection process. The Army has helped me gain a qualification and skills that are transferable into the NHS.”

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.

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