PTA in Stockport, Greater Manchester
You get to meet and work with nice people.
Its hard work and can be stressful. But you are always part of a team,and on the whole nice people to work with.Management ok,only really get involved if there are problems.Money not great,but you do get sick pay.Most who have worked at SJA will move on to NWAS,as a Tec.
Great Workplace, Lots Of Freedom
Great place to work. I interviewed with no prior training experience, and got the job as a Trainee Trainer. They put me through a (free) level 3 in learning and development course, and paid for hotels and food/travel whenever we were required to go away on a group training weekend (lots of beer and lots of laughs). I spent about 6 months training with a fellow trainer who helped me learn the subject matter and also improve as a trainer. It was a very gentle ease into training as a solo trainer. Now I train on my own and it's great. Despite working for St John, you're pretty much your own boss. Really easy hours, and good pay if you work in greater London area. They are very supportive with any adjustments you need, and have bent over backwards to accommodate my disability. You also start with 25 days holiday and it goes up after the first year. You are also allowed to carry up to 5 days holiday over each year. You also can take paid days off for important appointments etc. Great atmosphere within the company, constant social events and team bonding things you can do if you want. Everyone knows everyone and it's like a big family.Couldn't recommend them more. I get stressed easily and have quit many jobs because of this, but this job seems to work for me. Would recommend to people who like talking/public speaking, meeting new people every day, and have a good sense of humour.
First Aid Volunteer in West Midlands
Been volunteering for this company along time. Management not very supportive. Left to do your own thing. Face fits your treated like royalty and favouritism. Don’t fit you are treated like you don’t exist. Left to work on your own. Training really good. Favour new volunteers. Used to be a friendly company and part of community. Sadly now it is competitive volunteer and work place.
Emergency crew assistant in Newark-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire
Great colleagues. Totally hopeless management unfortunately
The training was rushed through and actually the key parts were missed out all together. This leaves staff in a very vulnerable position especially during COVID-19! The key manager was away sick and there was no-one to step in and manage the place. Newly trained staff were expected to take an ambulance out alone after only one day of shadowing with an experienced colleague! This was never mentioned at the interview.
Homeless Service Manager in East Sussex
Great team to be working with
My role allows me to work both autonomous and as part of a team. I am valued as is my team. I feel I am allowed to pursue new projects with support from senior management.