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Combat Med Tech

Combat Med Tech

Posted 18 February by The British Army
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"I DO ALL I CAN FOR CASUALTIES."

"I RECEIVED CONSTANT ENCOURAGEMENT FROM MORE QUALIFIED MEDICAL PERSONNEL"

Could you work on the front line, saving soldiers’ lives? Stay calm in the heat of battle and give emergency treatment? Get casualties off the battlefield as quickly and safely as possible? It isn’t easy. But if you’re brave and determined, we’ll give you the training you need, a great career and the chance to gain qualifications. Plus, you get to join our amazing team in the Army Medical Services (AMS). You’ll work under the expert guidance of doctors in medical centres, or in front-line bases, which can have difficult working conditions.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Give first aid on the battlefield.
  • Provide medical training to the Army.
  • Supply medical support on all kinds of operations and exercises.
  • Help with medical evacuations in hostile conditions.
  • Provide health education to the Army.

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
You’ll then learn how to be a Combat Medical Technician at the Defence School of Healthcare Education during trade training. This takes 22 weeks. When you finish, you’ll be a Level 3 qualified Emergency Medical Technician. Trade training includes theory and practical modules, as well as clinical placements in medical centres, hospitals and ambulance trusts.

QUALIFICATIONS YOU COULD GET AFTER TRAINING

  • Diploma in Emergency and Primary Health Care
  • NVQ and City & Guilds Certification

PAY & BENEFITS

REGULAR

Earn £15,230 during training. When your Initial training is finished, and you join your unit as a Private your pay will rise to £18,859.

Reference: 37312137

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