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Apprentice Biomedical Support Worker (XR02)

NHS England Apprenticeships
Competitive salary
Closing date
26 Sep 2023

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Job summary

We are looking to recruit motivated, caring and compassionate individuals for the role of Apprentice Biomedical Support Worker. This is an entry level role designed to enable individuals to enter an exciting new career in Healthcare Science.

This full-time (37.5 hours per week) apprenticeship is undertaken within a fifteen month fixed-term contract, and provides an ideal opportunity to begin your career in healthcare science at the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.

Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship you will receive a Level 2 Diploma in Healthcare Science. This will then allow you to apply for permanent AfC Band 2 Biomedical Support Worker positions within Pathology at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. These training roles will allow you to become a part of the scientific community at the Trust working with partners and using hi-tech laboratory equipment to support diagnosis of patients.

Successful applicants will work as team members in either Central Reception or Genetics. You may be required to work shifts, under supervision, including days, twilights and weekends, as appropriate to your clinical area.

The course will commence in September 2023 and you could spend your 15 months placement at any one of our Trust sites.

Main duties of the job

The jobholder will be undertaking a training programme within the Leeds Teaching Hospital NHS Trust (LTHT). The training will be delivered through formal education either in-house and or via external providers, and laboratory placements. Healthcare science assistants and associates make a difference to patients' lives by supporting assessment and diagnosis of disease and illness. Some will work in laboratories but others will work directly with patients every day.

Working life

As an apprentice biomedical support worker, you will support a range of colleagues within healthcare science, specifically pathology, dealing with patient samples. We have vacancies within our Central Reception and Genomic teams.

About us

Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust is pleased to announce that it has received the Bronze Award from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme, helping to actively promote SaBRE - Supporting Britains Reservists and Employers. Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust has provided its statement of intent to support all defence personnel and we welcome all applications to work for Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust. We are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics. Reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled applicants where required. If you require any reasonable adjustments please contact the recruiting manager immediately. This vacancy may close before the advertised closing date.

Leeds Teaching Hospitals is committed to our process of redeploying 'at risk' members of our existing workforce to new roles. As such, all our job adverts are subject to this policy and we reserve the right to close, delay or remove adverts while this process is completed. If you do experience a delay in the shortlisting stage of the recruitment cycle, please bear with us while this process is completed, and contact the named contact if you have any questions.

Date posted

22 September 2023

Pay scheme

Agenda for change


Band 2


£22,383 a year




15 months

Working pattern


Reference number


Job locations

St. James's University Hospital

Beckett Street




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