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Apprentice ODP - Annex 21 Band 5

NHS England Apprenticeships
Competitive salary
Closing date
2 Apr 2023

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Job summary

Are you a dynamic and enthusiastic individual looking to embark on / further your career in healthcare? Would you like to take part in a 3 year training programme split between the Royal Surrey County Hospital and university qualifying with an Operating Department Practice degree? The Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust is offering a fantastic development opportunity on an apprentice training programme, allowing you to earn while you learn and qualify as a band 5 Operating Department Practitioner.Who were looking for: An individual who will commit to a three year training as an apprentice Operating Department Practitioner.An individual who is willing to engage with and learn from peers, education professionals and colleagues.

Somebody that has previous experience of a healthcare setting or customer-orientated service Some of the benefits of joining our apprenticeship program Include:A supportive learning environment,Earn while you learn and debt free study.A job with the Trust throughout your training and promotion on graduating to a qualified ODP. Employee discounts through VivupFor further details/informal visits, please contact:Lara GoodchildInterim Practice Development LeadLara.goodchild@nhs.netRSCH Ext. 3717

Main duties of the job

This is a 3 year fixed-term apprenticeship post to train as a Registered Operating Department Practitioner. The post holder will study towards the Level 6 Operating Department Practitioner (integrated degree) standard with a commissioned Higher Education Institution whilst working in a Health Care Assistant (HCA)/ Associate Practitioner (AP) or Nursing Associate (NA) role. The post holder will participate in theoretical and practical off-the-job training, undertaking duties in all aspects of operating department practice in order to achieve a BSc (Hons) degree in Operating Department Practice. You will be required to commit to self-directed study and work towards completion of the apprenticeship, any mandatory qualifications and registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) as a Registered Operating Department Practitioner within the contract period.

The Registered Operating Department Practitioner apprenticeship programme combines and integrates work-based and traditional academic learning. You can expect to spend up to 80% of your time on-the-job, in a productive role and at least 20% of your time learning off-the-job.

About us

Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust is a friendly, supportive, busy but welcoming acute and community Trust that is ambitious about developing our services and your career.

Our compassionate, caring and friendly colleagues make up our Royal Surrey family and are at the heart of what we do. We all have a passion for learning, continuous improvement and excelling together through innovation, research and development. There are over 4,500 members of our Royal Surrey family.

We are clinically led and provide joined up care by bridging the gap between hospital and community services alongside regional specialist cancer care. Our main acute hospital site is in Guildford with community hospital sites at Milford, Haslemere and Cranleigh. We provide adult community health services in the community and homes across Guildford and Waverley.

We have received an overall Good rating from the CQC with Medical care (including older peoples care), End of Life Care and Maternity services being deemed Outstanding by the CQC. We are investing in our colleagues through our health and wellbeing programme and a commitment to supporting professional development as well as investing more than £45 million in our physical environment and new equipment in the next few years.

There has never been a better time to join us.

Date posted

10 March 2023

Pay scheme

Agenda for change


Band 5


£28,408 to £34,581 a year includes high cost area supplements (HCAS)




3 years

Working pattern


Reference number


Job locations

Egerton Road





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