Skip to content

Paramedic

Why I chose to be a paramedic - Listen to Herpreet's story.



Roles and responsibilities

Paramedics provide an emergency response and specialist treatment to those in potentially life threatening situations, this might be anything ranging from attending road traffic accidents, dealing with heart attacks, strokes and other serious conditions as well minor illnesses and injuries.

Herpreet's story

My interest in being a paramedic started when my flatmate had a seizure. We knew the ambulance was on its way, but it felt like ages. I honestly thought we were going to lose her.

When she started breathing, there was a massive rush of relief. That’s when I decided to become a paramedic. I like the idea of being the person who, in the middle of panic, restores order.

On my course I’ve gone from working in a hospital to being in an ambulance in the middle of the road, not knowing what you’re going to get next.

I’m not going to lie – it is challenging. But you are given the training you need to do the job.

See our courses

No Degree yet?

Study our UG pre-registration course and typically qualify to work in 3 years »

If you're already a registered health or social care practitioner, we offer a wide range of short courses and CPD modules.

a female and male student nurses talking

Register your interest today

Receive help and information about our courses and applying to us.

Sign up

Find out more about studying health and social care courses at Sheffield Hallam University.

Share this page

Cancel event

Are you sure you want to cancel your place on Saturday 12 November?

Close