Apprenticeships - Radiotherapy Engineering Apprentice

  • Department Radiotherapy Engineering Degree Apprentice
  • Salary £25,655.00 – £31,534 per annum
  • Closing Date 08/06/2022
  • Location The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 5
  • Job ref 223-REA-445
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Apprenticeship: 3 years
  • Hours Full time - 37.5 hours per week

Job overview

The Radiotherapy Physics service has an exciting opportunity for a Degree Apprentice to join the Radiotherapy Engineering team.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and dedicated individual to partake in a 3 year Healthcare Science (Radiation Engineering) level 6 degree training program. The practical and academic training will be mainly based in-house at The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital with block release attendance at the University of the West of England, Bristol.

All university and training costs are included as part of this program.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will be expected to have a logical and practical approach to problem solving, good communication skills, willingness for continuous learning and development, and an interest in electronic/mechanical engineering and IT.

For degree entry, the minimum requirement will be as follows:

5 GCSEs  A*-C (9-4) or equivalent and must include Maths and English with additional Science/Engineering (preferably).
3 A-levels (BBC)  in Physics (preferably) and one other in Science/Maths or Level 3 equivalence in Engineering (DDM).

As part of the selection process candidates may be asked to attend a recruitment open day, perform a practical and written test and attend a formal interview.

Working for our organisation

The radiotherapy department is based around cancer treating Varian networked therapy equipment which includes three state-of-the-art Truebeam Medical Linear Accelerators and the ARIA patient treatment management system. The department also has a new Canon Wide Bore CT Scanner and the Xstrahl Orthovoltage kV therapy machine. The Radiotherapy Engineering team is responsible for maintaining, calibrating, carrying out fault diagnosis and repair of these complex systems. The team also liaises with Radiotherapy Physicists to carry out machine and radiation Quality Assurance tests.

Additional engineering work and tasks so support the radiotherapy clinical service are also performed within the well-equipped engineering workshop.

The well-being of our staff is of the upmost importance to us.  If you are offered a role at our Trust, and fall into the increased and higher risk categories as set out by Public Health England (PHE) and NHSI/E, your line manager will complete an risk assessment with you.  This will be completed in conjunction with the latest guidance from Public Health England in relation to Covid-19.

By submitting your application to Trac, you are giving your consent for parts of your application data to be transferred to the NHS Electronic Staff Record (ESR) and other secure, internal NHS Workforce systems. This is to support and manage your recruitment and employment within your employing organisation. 

If successful, by completing the NHS Jobs application form you authorise the Trust to obtain any previous NHS service details including all electronically held sickness information, via the Inter Authority Transfer process on the national ESR.

If the role requires a qualification/professional registration, you will need to provide proof during the recruitment process. By submitting your application you are giving the Trust permission to check the qualification certificates provided back to the source provider. Please note that a sample of all applicant’s qualifications will be checked with the educational institution or provider.

In the event of a high response to this advertisement, this post will be closed. Early applications are advised.
Unfortunately we do not accept CVs or keep them on file. If you are unable to apply online please contact the person named in the advertisement for the post you are interested in.
We are committed to offering an interview to all applicants with a disability who meet the minimum criteria for the above position and will support reasonable adjustments wherever possible.  In addition, whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from candidates who are male, from black and minority ethnic backgrounds or who have a disability, as these are currently under-represented in our workforce.
We are committed to equal opportunities in employment. The policies and practices of the Trust aim to promote an environment that is free from all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination and values the diversity of all people. At the heart of our policy, we seek to treat people fairly, flexibly and with dignity and respect.

Thank you for your interest in The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, we look forward to receiving your application for employment.

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