How to become a paramedic: Tanoh's story
Meet Tanoh, 28, and find out about his life as a paramedic in the NHS. Part of our Bitesize world of work series.
By far the best part of the job is knowing that every day at work I can make a difference to someone.
- In Tanoh's job, he responds to emergency 999 calls
- Because paramedics are often the first people to reach someone in need of medical help, they are trained to give life-saving treatment
- Paramedics work in shifts of 12 hours with a partner, so they need to have excellent teamwork skills
- Tanoh is also responsible for checking the equipment and supplies in an ambulance ahead of his shifts and driving to patients in need of his help.