THE ambulance service hosted a recruitment open day in Otterbourne on Saturday.

South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SCAS) invited job seekers, those returning to work after a career break, or perhaps looking to change careers in 2020 to meet staff and recruitment team to discover the range of clinical and non-clinical vacancies available.

It was organised on a drop-in basis and gave people the chance to find out what jobs are currently available, chat to existing staff employed at SCAS and discover what it is really like to work for the service.

There were opportunities to see live demonstrations, trust vehicles, tour around the clinical co-ordination and contact centres. HR representatives were also on hand give advice on how to apply for current vacancies.

For local students currently studying for, or considering their subject options at, GCSEs and A-Levels, members of the education team gave talks about the various routes to becoming a paramedic.

Staff from the University of Portsmouth and Oxford Brookes University were also at the event to talk to anyone considering a paramedic science degree or how further education can help your career.