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If you would like to apply for one of our current vacancies, please fill in an application form (download below) and include it with your CV and cover letter.

Wellington Free Ambulance Application Form

Become an Event Medic

Our Event Medics are at the heart of our community work.  They cover a variety of sporting events, community fairs, live concerts and more every single week.

They train community groups in CPR, and also back our front line crews in emergencies

To be consider for this role you must have a:

  • Minimum of a Comprehensive First Aid Certificate (Unit Standards 6400, 6401 and 6402) or equivalent;
  • Full driver’s License for minimum of 3 years;
  • Defensive Driving Certificate received within the last 3 years;
  • No criminal convictions, previous or pending;
  • Be physically fit for lifting and capable of meeting the demands of the role;
  • Have excellent communications skills and be able to relate to people of all ages and backgrounds;
  • Be available for training (including evenings and weekends).

It’s a lot to ask, but caring for our community is an important job

If you meet the criteria, and want to become an Volunteer Event Medic, email: recruitment@wfa.org.nz with the following:

  • A completed application form from the top of this page;
  • Cover Letter;
  • CV;
  • Copy of NZ Driver’s License.

Make ensure you send everything or else or we will be unable to complete your application

We have an extended training process; it may be 12 weeks from the application closing date before you do your first shift. But we will talk you through the whole process after the closing date.  The training involved in becoming an Event Medic for Wellington Free Ambulance will involve one full weekend per month for five months. The group interview will be on the 19th of March.

If you want to make a difference in your community, we’d love to have you on the team.

Applications close 12 March 2019.

Graduate Intern Ambulance Officer

Kia ora te tanagata. Wellington Free Ambulance (WFA) is the one and only emergency ambulance service for Greater Wellington and Wairarapa.  We provide high quality leading edge patient care to all people in emergency medical and trauma situations, prehospital and treat-at-home care, and rescue and transport services. We respond to approximately 130 incidents every day, and we are the only free service in the country.

By joining Wellington Free Ambulance, you’re helping to deliver world class health care to your community.  We offer a culturally diverse and inclusive workplace where your values and strengths with people will be supported.

Wellington Free Ambulance is currently seeking applicants for its one year Graduate Intern programme.

This highly competitive Graduate programme provides a great opportunity for graduates of a Bachelor of Health Science in Paramedicine to gain on-the-job experience. This program will provide a structured on-the-job supported learning environment to enable you to develop independent practice.

We are seeking applicants who have:

  • A New Zealand Bachelor of Health Science (Paramedicine) degree or overseas equivalent (must have successfully completed and passed final exams before December 2018)
  • A full, clean New Zealand driver’s licence;
  • No criminal convictions, previous or pending;
  • A high standard of physical fitness, as this is essential for the role;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • The ability to work a rostered and rotating shift cycle including night shifts.

WFA will now be accepting Graduate applications all year. We will be running four Graduate intakes throughout the year.

National and International shortlisted applicants must be available to be in Wellington for the assessment centre dates pertaining to the intake you are accepted into. You will only be required to attend one day.

International applicants must be available for a 30min phone interview pertaining to the intake you are accepted into.

New Zealand-based Applicants

International Applicants

Winter Intake   Winter Intake
Cut off date 22 Feb 2019 Cut off date 22 Feb 2019
Assessment centre 25-27 Mar 2019 Skype screening 27 Feb – 1 Mar 2019
Assessment centre 25-27 Mar 2019
Spring Intake   Spring Intake
Cut off date 23 May 2019 Cut off date 23 May 2019
Assessment centre 26-28 Jun 2019 Skype screening 29-31 May
Assessment centre 26-28 Jun 2019
Summer Intake*   Summer Intake*
Cut off date 22 Aug 2019 Cut off date 22 Aug 2019
Assessment centre 25-27 Sep 2019 Skype screening 28-30 Aug 2019

Assessment centre

25-27 Sep 2019

* third year students, if you are graduating in November, you are able to apply for the Summer intake.

If you are looking for a rewarding role in which you can make a difference to a critical emergency service and deliver value to the business and the people we serve,  please fill out the application form available on our website and send along with your covering letter and CV to recruitment@wfa.org.nz