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Postby matthew1312a » Fri Jan 29, 2016 1:44 pm

Ladies and gents, thank you for reading this, I am hoping some one can steer me in the right direction!
My name is Matthew, I am a British Hcpc reg Paramedic and my wife is an Ambulance technician. We have 2 kids. We are both in our 30 s and have been living in Spain for 2 years. We are hoping to move again later on this year to Cyprus? The reason for our move is very simply because theres no work for us in Spain and I seem to spend most of the time back in the UK or flying patients home over sea's?
Can any body please advise me? Should we move to Cyprus which realistically and hopefully we are going to, Is there a call for Paramedics? I as is my wife, keen to seek employment. I have instructor experience, flight experience and 9 years of front line emergency experience also along with 7 years prior to that in the British Army!
If some one could give me some advice on this topic i would be really grateful, I have obviously visited cyprus a few times but I don't know who or where to start making enquires? Any advice at all would be gratefully received and will thank you in advance.
Take care every one,
Matthew x
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Re: Paramedic in need of advice

Postby GreekIslandGirl » Fri Jan 29, 2016 6:32 pm

matthew1312a wrote:Ladies and gents, thank you for reading this, I am hoping some one can steer me in the right direction!
My name is Matthew, I am a British Hcpc reg Paramedic and my wife is an Ambulance technician. We have 2 kids. We are both in our 30 s and have been living in Spain for 2 years. We are hoping to move again later on this year to Cyprus? The reason for our move is very simply because theres no work for us in Spain and I seem to spend most of the time back in the UK or flying patients home over sea's?
Can any body please advise me? Should we move to Cyprus which realistically and hopefully we are going to, Is there a call for Paramedics? I as is my wife, keen to seek employment. I have instructor experience, flight experience and 9 years of front line emergency experience also along with 7 years prior to that in the British Army!
If some one could give me some advice on this topic i would be really grateful, I have obviously visited cyprus a few times but I don't know who or where to start making enquires? Any advice at all would be gratefully received and will thank you in advance.
Take care every one,
Matthew x


You can try here for a start:

http://www.cyprusjobs.com/

http://www.sbaadministration.org/index.php/personnel
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Re: Paramedic in need of advice

Postby MR-from-NG » Fri Jan 29, 2016 6:58 pm

matthew1312a wrote:Ladies and gents, thank you for reading this, I am hoping some one can steer me in the right direction!
My name is Matthew, I am a British Hcpc reg Paramedic and my wife is an Ambulance technician. We have 2 kids. We are both in our 30 s and have been living in Spain for 2 years. We are hoping to move again later on this year to Cyprus? The reason for our move is very simply because theres no work for us in Spain and I seem to spend most of the time back in the UK or flying patients home over sea's?
Can any body please advise me? Should we move to Cyprus which realistically and hopefully we are going to, Is there a call for Paramedics? I as is my wife, keen to seek employment. I have instructor experience, flight experience and 9 years of front line emergency experience also along with 7 years prior to that in the British Army!
If some one could give me some advice on this topic i would be really grateful, I have obviously visited cyprus a few times but I don't know who or where to start making enquires? Any advice at all would be gratefully received and will thank you in advance.
Take care every one,
Matthew x

Hi Mathhew,

I am a Cypriot living in the UK. My father moved us here back in 1964 due to the troubles between TC and GC's. I have been fortunate enough to travel and live (short periods of time) in different parts of the world. I have lived in Ibiza, Germany, Boston and New York, Austria and I tried moving back to Cyprus twice back in 75 and 86. One thing I know for certain is that England is the best country in the world. I feel safest here and I feel like at home. It is not perfect by any stretch of the imagination but compared to any other country it is the BEST. By all means try Cyprus and any other country that appeals to you but I would bet my bottom dollar you will miss and move back to England. I wish you the best of luck for the future.
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Re: Paramedic in need of advice

Postby MR-from-NG » Fri Jan 29, 2016 7:07 pm

Sorry, I forgot to add. Getting a job in Cyprus? Your chances are zero to none. Unless you have a brother, sister, cousin or a best friend for a big-shot you haven't got a chance in hell. Sorry but just giving you facts.
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Re: Paramedic in need of advice

Postby RichardB » Fri Jan 29, 2016 11:44 pm

Hi Matthew.
I think you would be better asking this on one of the numerous expat forums.. Cyprus Living and the eastern Cyprus forum come to mind. This forum tends to be more of a political forum above all else.
You dont say whether or not you or your wife speak Greek... If you dont I would expect the main general hospitals would not be able to use your services as i would imagine the need to communicate with patients is an essential part of your job. So that would leave you with private hospitals dealing mainly with expats.
On a footnote do not expect great salaries the like of which you can attain in the UK.. My son and his partner did some enquiring last November when we were over. My son is a chef (he speaks fairly fluent Greek) with a good cv to his name, he went round various large hotels and most were able to offer him a job with salaries ranging from 1200-1400 euros a month(4 weekly) some wanted him to start immediately.. Now his partner, and i'm not really sure how relevant this is to your trade, is a qualified and experienced nurse (she doesn't speak Greek) so looked at the private sector and was offered 800 euros a month
Food for thought?
Best of luck
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Re: Paramedic in need of advice

Postby DrCyprus » Sat Jan 30, 2016 9:13 am

In Paphos there's a clinic caleld Evangelismos who cater mainly to expats

http://www.evangelismos.com.cy/

contact them and see if they have something for you.
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Re: Paramedic in need of advice

Postby Tim Drayton » Sat Jan 30, 2016 12:46 pm

MR-from-NG wrote:
matthew1312a wrote:Ladies and gents, thank you for reading this, I am hoping some one can steer me in the right direction!
My name is Matthew, I am a British Hcpc reg Paramedic and my wife is an Ambulance technician. We have 2 kids. We are both in our 30 s and have been living in Spain for 2 years. We are hoping to move again later on this year to Cyprus? The reason for our move is very simply because theres no work for us in Spain and I seem to spend most of the time back in the UK or flying patients home over sea's?
Can any body please advise me? Should we move to Cyprus which realistically and hopefully we are going to, Is there a call for Paramedics? I as is my wife, keen to seek employment. I have instructor experience, flight experience and 9 years of front line emergency experience also along with 7 years prior to that in the British Army!
If some one could give me some advice on this topic i would be really grateful, I have obviously visited cyprus a few times but I don't know who or where to start making enquires? Any advice at all would be gratefully received and will thank you in advance.
Take care every one,
Matthew x

Hi Mathhew,

I am a Cypriot living in the UK. My father moved us here back in 1964 due to the troubles between TC and GC's. I have been fortunate enough to travel and live (short periods of time) in different parts of the world. I have lived in Ibiza, Germany, Boston and New York, Austria and I tried moving back to Cyprus twice back in 75 and 86. One thing I know for certain is that England is the best country in the world. I feel safest here and I feel like at home. It is not perfect by any stretch of the imagination but compared to any other country it is the BEST. By all means try Cyprus and any other country that appeals to you but I would bet my bottom dollar you will miss and move back to England. I wish you the best of luck for the future.


Strange world. I am British born and bred, have lived in five other foreign countries in my life, but would not give up living in Cyprus for anything (well, unless the UK leaves the EU and I lose the right to earn my living here, that is). I certainly feel very, very safe in Cyprus, where crime is undoubtedly on the rise, but is still at a lower level than most places. My comment applies to all parts of Cyprus, too. I lived in Hackney from 1979 to 1981 and remember feeling nervous about going outdoors after dark there (especially after an incident which led to me fleeing along Kingsland High Road chased by a group of knife-wielding would-be muggers!), and I hear that one of my nephews recently escaped being mugged on the streets of Islington by dashing into a nearby convenience store, so I am not sure things are much different now. I do not feel nervous about going to any part of Limassol, where I live, regardless of the time of day. I lived in a block of flats in Hounslow at around the turn of the millenium, and I recall the way attempts to greet and strike up conversation with neighbours encountered in the corridor would result in a snubbing. Here in the flats where I live in Cyprus, I can stop and have a chat with my neighbours every time I meet them. I am happy to hear that you like the UK, though.
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Re: Paramedic in need of advice

Postby Tim Drayton » Sat Jan 30, 2016 12:47 pm

MR-from-NG wrote:Sorry, I forgot to add. Getting a job in Cyprus? Your chances are zero to none. Unless you have a brother, sister, cousin or a best friend for a big-shot you haven't got a chance in hell. Sorry but just giving you facts.


I would have to agree with you there, though, given that Cyprus is going through a severe economic crisis and unemployment is at chronic levels.
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Re: Paramedic in need of advice

Postby MR-from-NG » Sat Jan 30, 2016 6:02 pm

Tim Drayton wrote:
MR-from-NG wrote:
matthew1312a wrote:Ladies and gents, thank you for reading this, I am hoping some one can steer me in the right direction!
My name is Matthew, I am a British Hcpc reg Paramedic and my wife is an Ambulance technician. We have 2 kids. We are both in our 30 s and have been living in Spain for 2 years. We are hoping to move again later on this year to Cyprus? The reason for our move is very simply because theres no work for us in Spain and I seem to spend most of the time back in the UK or flying patients home over sea's?
Can any body please advise me? Should we move to Cyprus which realistically and hopefully we are going to, Is there a call for Paramedics? I as is my wife, keen to seek employment. I have instructor experience, flight experience and 9 years of front line emergency experience also along with 7 years prior to that in the British Army!
If some one could give me some advice on this topic i would be really grateful, I have obviously visited cyprus a few times but I don't know who or where to start making enquires? Any advice at all would be gratefully received and will thank you in advance.
Take care every one,
Matthew x

Hi Mathhew,

I am a Cypriot living in the UK. My father moved us here back in 1964 due to the troubles between TC and GC's. I have been fortunate enough to travel and live (short periods of time) in different parts of the world. I have lived in Ibiza, Germany, Boston and New York, Austria and I tried moving back to Cyprus twice back in 75 and 86. One thing I know for certain is that England is the best country in the world. I feel safest here and I feel like at home. It is not perfect by any stretch of the imagination but compared to any other country it is the BEST. By all means try Cyprus and any other country that appeals to you but I would bet my bottom dollar you will miss and move back to England. I wish you the best of luck for the future.


Strange world. I am British born and bred, have lived in five other foreign countries in my life, but would not give up living in Cyprus for anything (well, unless the UK leaves the EU and I lose the right to earn my living here, that is). I certainly feel very, very safe in Cyprus, where crime is undoubtedly on the rise, but is still at a lower level than most places. My comment applies to all parts of Cyprus, too. I lived in Hackney from 1979 to 1981 and remember feeling nervous about going outdoors after dark there (especially after an incident which led to me fleeing along Kingsland High Road chased by a group of knife-wielding would-be muggers!), and I hear that one of my nephews recently escaped being mugged on the streets of Islington by dashing into a nearby convenience store, so I am not sure things are much different now. I do not feel nervous about going to any part of Limassol, where I live, regardless of the time of day. I lived in a block of flats in Hounslow at around the turn of the millenium, and I recall the way attempts to greet and strike up conversation with neighbours encountered in the corridor would result in a snubbing. Here in the flats where I live in Cyprus, I can stop and have a chat with my neighbours every time I meet them. I am happy to hear that you like the UK, though.


Small world. My mum lives in Dalston and I had a shop in Balls Pond Rd in Islington from 86 to 94. Every shop in Balls Pond Rd got robbed or burgled, several times including mine. It was an electronics shop specialising in satellite supply and install. Rate of crime is of course higher here and in comparison Cyprus would be paradise but I still feel at home and secure here.

The beauty of the UK is your human rights, your consumer rights and overall ease of living. If I need a vehicle road taxed it takes me 2 minutes on-line. The same would take hours and hours in Cyprus.
Let me tell you a little story that happened a few years back in Cyprus. I needed a printer and went to a so called PC "specialist" in Kyrenia. There were a few printers on display and I chose an HP. The young lady took the one on display boxed it and gave it to me. I went home, set it all up and tried printing with it. The damn thing chewed up the paper and made all these funny noises. On close inspection it was obvious the printer had been used and possibly returned by another disgruntled customer. Anyway, I boxed it up and went back to the shop and explained to the young lady what had happened. Her response was simply "what do you want me to do about it"? I said take it back and give me a working one or refund me to which she replied she couldn't do either as their policy was "no returns expected and no refunds offered". I stood there in shock and asked her if she was being serious and she very calmly replied "yes, no returns and no refunds".

I asked if she owned the shop and was told she just worked there and that the boss was out. I asked het to contact the boss so that I could speak to him. She did this and after explaining what happened the boss was more interested in knowing who he was talking to rather than the actual problem. I introduced myself and on hearing my name, specially the surname he asked if I was so and so's son, I said thats the one. It was after this exchange of information that he agreed to take the printer back and gave me another one, a sealed box, brand new printer.

So, the moral of the story is if you don't know anyone or you are not well connected in Cyprus you are screwed.
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Re: Paramedic in need of advice

Postby B25 » Sun Jan 31, 2016 2:00 am

MR-from-NG wrote:
Tim Drayton wrote:
MR-from-NG wrote:
matthew1312a wrote:Ladies and gents, thank you for reading this, I am hoping some one can steer me in the right direction!
My name is Matthew, I am a British Hcpc reg Paramedic and my wife is an Ambulance technician. We have 2 kids. We are both in our 30 s and have been living in Spain for 2 years. We are hoping to move again later on this year to Cyprus? The reason for our move is very simply because theres no work for us in Spain and I seem to spend most of the time back in the UK or flying patients home over sea's?
Can any body please advise me? Should we move to Cyprus which realistically and hopefully we are going to, Is there a call for Paramedics? I as is my wife, keen to seek employment. I have instructor experience, flight experience and 9 years of front line emergency experience also along with 7 years prior to that in the British Army!
If some one could give me some advice on this topic i would be really grateful, I have obviously visited cyprus a few times but I don't know who or where to start making enquires? Any advice at all would be gratefully received and will thank you in advance.
Take care every one,
Matthew x

Hi Mathhew,

I am a Cypriot living in the UK. My father moved us here back in 1964 due to the troubles between TC and GC's. I have been fortunate enough to travel and live (short periods of time) in different parts of the world. I have lived in Ibiza, Germany, Boston and New York, Austria and I tried moving back to Cyprus twice back in 75 and 86. One thing I know for certain is that England is the best country in the world. I feel safest here and I feel like at home. It is not perfect by any stretch of the imagination but compared to any other country it is the BEST. By all means try Cyprus and any other country that appeals to you but I would bet my bottom dollar you will miss and move back to England. I wish you the best of luck for the future.


Strange world. I am British born and bred, have lived in five other foreign countries in my life, but would not give up living in Cyprus for anything (well, unless the UK leaves the EU and I lose the right to earn my living here, that is). I certainly feel very, very safe in Cyprus, where crime is undoubtedly on the rise, but is still at a lower level than most places. My comment applies to all parts of Cyprus, too. I lived in Hackney from 1979 to 1981 and remember feeling nervous about going outdoors after dark there (especially after an incident which led to me fleeing along Kingsland High Road chased by a group of knife-wielding would-be muggers!), and I hear that one of my nephews recently escaped being mugged on the streets of Islington by dashing into a nearby convenience store, so I am not sure things are much different now. I do not feel nervous about going to any part of Limassol, where I live, regardless of the time of day. I lived in a block of flats in Hounslow at around the turn of the millenium, and I recall the way attempts to greet and strike up conversation with neighbours encountered in the corridor would result in a snubbing. Here in the flats where I live in Cyprus, I can stop and have a chat with my neighbours every time I meet them. I am happy to hear that you like the UK, though.


Let me tell you a little story that happened a few years back in Cyprus. I needed a printer and went to a so called PC "specialist" in Kyrenia. There were a few ........

I introduced myself and on hearing my name, specially the surname he asked if I was so and so's son, I said thats the one. It was after this exchange of information that he agreed to take the printer back and gave me another one, a sealed box, brand new printer.

So, the moral of the story is if you don't know anyone or you are not well connected in Cyprus you are screwed.



The beauty of the UK is your human rights, your consumer rights and overall ease of living. If I need a vehicle road taxed it takes me 2 minutes on-line. The same would take hours and hours in Cyprus.


In the unrecognised illegal state known as the 'trnc' what did you expect. I can get my Road tax, pay my tax, electric and a number of other items in seconds on line via JCCsmart. But as a foreigner to Cyprus you would not know this.

More bollocks, but then again in the illegal sector all criminal activities thrive. In the legal recognised RoC, a simple trip to the shop or the Citizens advice centre sort this right out.

Take no notice of the nonsense the TCs propagate on this site, they come from a criminal entity and try to judge others by their own disgusting standards.

Now to your question, it'll be difficult to secure employment in your sector and wages may not suit your life style, but the quality of life in Cyprus is second to none and you cannot put a price on that. Good luck all the same.
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