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Radiotherapy Engineer Apprentice

NHS England Apprenticeships
Competitive salary
Closing date
10 Jun 2023

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Job summary

Salary is paid at Annex 21 of a Band 5 (in Year 1 at 65% of the pay band maximum, Year 2 at 70% and Year 3 at 75%)

An exciting opportunity has arisen for enthusiastic individuals to start a career in Radiotherapy Engineering Group working in the Medical Physics Department at James Cook University Hospitals NHS Trust.

South Tees Hospitals NHS Trust (based at The James Cook University Hospital Middlesbrough site)

3 YEAR DEGREE Apprenticeships: Gain a B.Sc Healthcare Science (MEDICAL PHYSICS TECHNOLOGY) Degree While Qualifying as a Healthcare Science Practitioner

We currently have a Level 6 Apprenticeship posts available within the Medical Physics Department.

The successful candidates will participate in a 3-year training programme specialising in Radiotherapy Engineering. Formal training will be provided, and apprentices will develop personal and professional skills whilst also developing skills and knowledge relating to the installation, maintenance, repair and management of Radiotherapy treatment machines. Successful completion of the apprenticeship will qualify candidates to apply for and progress their careers within Medical Physics and Engineering.

During the apprenticeship you will:

learn from qualified practitioners to deliver all technical aspects within your area, including their support with your university coursework.

contribute to service development projects.

As well as receiving a salary, university fees and accommodation, as well as travel expenses, will be paid.

Main duties of the job

You must meet the entry requirements for the B.Sc. program: A levels (typically 112 UCAS points with 40 in a relevant science), plus English and math's qualifications at Level 2.You must be available to start the University program in September 2023.

As a Radiotherapy Engineer Apprentice at James Cook University Hospital, you can expect to work on 'state of the art' treatment machines.

You will develop a broad range of skills which will prepare you for a successful career in your chosen area of Medical Physics Radiotherapy Engineering.

Alongside your practical training you will undertake a work-based Level 6 Apprenticeship training program specialising in engineering.

About us

Leadership and Improvement Training

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust offers leadership and improvement training to all new staff to the Trust; this training programme has been designed to support our leaders in developing their understanding of leadership and management skills. You will be expected to attend the leadership development programme, and the Quality Improvement Programme that the Trust delivers. This programme aims to

Explore leadership within the NHS

Promote Trust Values and Behaviours

Develop your Leadership effectiveness and skills

Practitioner level in quality improvement, equipping you with the skills to champion, lead and complete quality improvement within your role

After you complete this four and a half days of training you will be able to explore further leadership and improvement training opportunities, we offer further in-house courses dependent upon your role and bitesize programmes and leadership apprenticeships at level 3,5 and 7.

Date posted

18 May 2023

Pay scheme

Agenda for change


Band 5


£28,407 to £34,581 a year per annum




3 years

Working pattern


Reference number


Job locations

The James Cook University Hospital

Marton Road




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