Non Clinical - Radiotherapy Engineering Apprentice

  • Department Radiotherapy linac engineering
  • Salary £19,899.75 - £22,961.25
  • Closing Date 18/05/2019
  • Interview Date 31/05/2019
  • Location The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital
  • Grade Apprenticeships: Apprenticeship
  • Job ref 223-REA-170
  • 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
  • Contact John MacMillan - Chief Clinical Technologist / Ron Shaw - Senior Engineer
  • Email
  • Telephone 01743 492380

Radiotherapy Engineering Degree Apprentice (Clinical Technologist – Healthcare Science) 

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

We have an Open Day taking place on 11th May at 10am in the Lingen Davies Centre at The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital.

This is a chance to meet the team and ask any questions you might have about the course. Interested in attending? Contact John on 01743 261302 or email

We are looking for an enthusiastic and dedicated individual to partake in a 3 year Healthcare Science (Radiation Engineering) level 6 degree training programme.  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 programme. 

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, a minimum of 2 A-levels or Level 3 equivalents in Maths, Physics, Science or Engineering will be required. 

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 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 are also performed within the well-equipped engineering workshop. 

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. 

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