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.
Welcome Team Member in Home Based
I was contracted via an agency to fulfill this role on a temp basis. It was probably one of the most enjoyable and rewarding roles I have every doneThe team were helpful, supportive, encouraging and always positive.I am continuing with SJA as a volunteer based on the experience I had with this contract.
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.
Very poor place to work
Poor management rubbish man management constantly paid short in wages disciplined when I was late once in four years due to accident on motorway overall a very very poor experience apart fro crew mates also management total liars I worked as e c a at stockport other bases also poorly managed
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.