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SJA Recruiting Overseas

Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2007 3:34 pm
by auntys_eyes
A small story appears on page 10 of todays West Australian (19-4-07), stating that SJA are looking to recruit 40 qualified paramedics from overseas, to fill demand in WA.

A link to the story is here.

Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2007 8:48 pm
by Markmywords
Thats a bit strange there is a shortage, wonder how this happened lol

Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2007 9:16 pm
by bomber

Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2007 9:38 pm
I think its pritty good considering that most other states make you do three years full time uni before getting paid. At least its only one year then you get paid for the rest. But i have heard that alot of SJA students transfer to nursing or medicine as they get the bugggg...

Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2007 9:39 pm
by Markmywords
Really ? people dropping out, hrmmm thats fair enough though in a way it SUCKS they dont pay you for the first year of uni, bomber can you confirm to get your degree is it 3 years or 6 years ?

I mean if its a $$ problem sja should ask for some more chicken feed, i actually thought the government gave them alot to put more guys on the road.

Just wondering if the $$ went to other projects like things prob not needed.

Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2007 10:19 pm
by bomber

Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2007 11:55 pm
by Tyranus
Wow and I had a mate, who really wanted to join, couldn't for whatever reasons, he was a vollie, with SJA, as well as SES, but they said no 3 or 4 times, and he's now going for Firies.

Posted: Fri Apr 20, 2007 7:37 am
by Markmywords
Funny you mention Victoria, the very first class they run had 30 students in at the end of the 3 years all got employed, now becuase its being run between monash and vic uni its flooded the market over there a bit.

But in saying that you can get a job easy in the private sector for the companies that subcontract for NETCOM work though,

Posted: Sat May 05, 2007 8:02 am
by dazla
see below

Posted: Sat May 05, 2007 8:03 am
by dazla
A friend of mine joined the NSW Ambulance Service after 2 failed applications to WA. After 3 years in Sydney he came back to WA as a lateral recruit and went straight on the road.....all paid for.

Its similar to the NSW Police, you have to pay for your OWN training then pay it off via HECS during your first few years of Police Service.

Posted: Sun May 06, 2007 9:12 pm
by Markmywords
I have no understanding as to why SJA dont take qualified guys form other states i mean no offence to SJA but there ambulance service was behind in skills for YEARS before they finally decided to catch up to the other states.

Posted: Sun May 06, 2007 11:15 pm
by bomber

No Excuses

Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2008 4:52 pm
by ems
Personally I find it rather sad that we are recruiting Paramedics from overseas. I think its should be a rule that you must be a Australian Citizen to become a paramedic in WA. Being a Citizen should be worth something these days. Surely we can offer more places and train more paramedics locally in WA. How about raise the salaries of more senior paramedics and give them incentives to stay on.

There are so many young and old whom would happily take the opportunity to join the service and undertake the training. Outsourcing overseas just leads to loss of local jobs and less money injected in the economy.

It seems to be someone is just try to save money however at the cost of local jobs.. Im sure paramedics overseas wouldn't like it if we started taking their jobs would they!!.

We have enough skilled local Citizens whom would make excellent paramedics they just need to be given the chance.

Re: No Excuses

Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2008 5:04 pm
by bomber


Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2008 5:14 pm
by ems
Thats strange.. I know of 16 people applied and not one of them were offered a position. Well i better get my application in this year if not enough are applying.. I kept being told by HR that over 200 people apply every year and it is highly competitive.