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3.7 out of 5 stars.
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Being a paramedic was a wonderful experience

I joined the London Ambulance Service in 1984 and worked there for 8 years. Being on the road as a paramedic was rewarding although the shifts were hard. Great camaraderie and good to know I was doing a worthwhile job. When I moved to become a fire control officer with London Fire Brigade I was able to transfer my pension. Benefits of working in the public service sector.

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Enjoyable and varied work

Cons

Shift work

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5.0 out of 5 stars for Culture
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3.4 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.5 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
3.1 out of 5 stars for Management
3.3 out of 5 stars for Culture

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