A recruitment drive in West Norfolk will see student paramedics paid to learn while they work.

The East of England Ambulance Service is recruiting a total of 400 student paramedics across six counties – and West Norfolk needs its share at stations including King’s Lynn, Hunstanton Downham Market, Swaffham and Fakenham.

Trainees will have on-the-job learning and a part-funded, recognised qualification.

“The students are paid to learn, with block-release for university during the three years they are learning,” said duty operations manager for West Norfolk, Carl Smith.

“We want to recruit locally, from people who know the area,” he added.

The vacancies offer a salaried position, with a contribution towards training costs to be made, and applications will close after 500 are received.

The trust handles more than 900,000 calls a year across Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex, Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire. See the advert in today’s jobs pages.

Email carl.smith@eastamb.nhs.trust or see www.jobs.nhs.uk and search ‘student paramedic.’