Degree Apprentice - Radiotherapy Engineering
The Radiotherapy Engineering Section provides linac engineering services on behalf of Radiotherapy Physics in the Medical Physics and Clinical Engineering Department. The primary role of the team is to provide specialist, patient-focussed support and immediate response for the radiotherapy and radiotherapy physics services. This takes the form of pre-treatment maintenance, diagnostic testing and decisions about the clinical status of treatment machines on a daily basis. The successful applicant will undergo a three year period of supervised training to enable them to become responsible for maintenance and repair of a wide range of radiotherapy equipment. Alongside the work based training, the successful applicant will also be required to complete a degree qualification in Radiation Engineering which will be fully funded by the Trust. Help and support will be given as well as adequate time for study in the workplace, however successful completion of the degree is an expected requirement.
Shortlisting for this post will commence once the advert closes with first interviews scheduled shortly afterwards. Those successful in the first round of interviews will be invited for a day’s work experience within the Radiotherapy Engineering section. An offer of employment will be made following this and the Trust will enrol the person offered the post onto the BSc in Radiation Engineering at the University of the West of England which will commence in September 2017.
Applications are encouraged from those currently in full time education and working towards A level or equivalent qualifications. The requirements are for applicants to either hold prior to appointment, or be expected to achieve, three A levels, grades A-C including Maths and a Science, ideally Physics or Engineering / Design and Technology or an equivalent level three qualification.
As part of the shortlisting process applicants should answer the following questions in the supporting information section of the online application. Be aware you have a limited amount of space to answer so you will need to consider how you complete your answers. Candidates will not be shortlisted who fail to answer these questions.
1. What is the role of physical science in radiotherapy?
2. Why do you want to study to become a Radiotherapy Engineer?
3. Describe an interest of an engineering nature or an engineering project you have been involved with.
For an informal visit and further information about this post please contact Charles Stuart, Head of Radiotherapy Engineering. E-mail Charles.Stuart@nuh.nhs.uk. Tel 0115 9691169 Ext 76229.