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Apprentice Therapeutic Radiographer

NHS England Apprenticeships
Competitive salary
Closing date
6 Oct 2023

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We are delighted to offer an exciting opportunity for colleagues to train as a therapeutic radiographer at the Royal Derby Hospital.

The role of a therapeutic radiographer involves accurately localising, planning and delivering ionising radiation using state of the art technology. Therapeutic radiographers work in a multi-disciplinary team where they play a vital role in treating people with cancer.

The Radiotherapy department at Royal Derby Hospital is equipped with four Varian TrueBeam linear accelerators, two of which use AlignRT for surface guided setups, HDR brachytherapy and a superficial unit. Pre-treatment equipment includes Philips Big Bore CT and Eclipse Treatment Planning system.

You will participate in a three-year BSc Radiotherapy Apprenticeship programme that combines face-to-face, work-based and online learning with some teaching at Sheffield Hallam University.

The rest of the learning is based in the Radiotherapy department at the Royal Derby Hospital with extensive online interaction, requiring a combination of directed and independent studies alongside hands-on patient-facing clinical experience.

Closing Date: 09th October 2023

Interview Date: 23rd October 2023

Main duties of the job

During the training period, you will have protected time to study relevant scientific and theoretical knowledge and skills; and through clinical patient-facing practice, you will develop the skills and expertise required to work in all areas of the Radiotherapy department.

You will be required to work a variety of shifts between the hours of 07:00 and 20:00 in order to achieve this and you may also be provided with the opportunity to attend other clinical areas as part of your off the job training to further complement your knowledge of the patient pathway.

We are looking for motivated and enthusiastic individuals interested in providing a high standard of care to patients undergoing radiotherapy. The ability to work and communicate well with people is essential.

All course tuition fees and expenses associated with completion of the degree apprenticeship will be met by the Radiotherapy Department. During the 3-year training program, you will be paid NHS Band 5 Annex 21 pay scale.

Year 1 (65% of Band 5): £22,477.65

Year 2 (70%): £24,206.70

Year 3 (75%): £25,935.75

On successful completion of the training, you will gain a BSc (Hons) in Radiotherapy and will have the ability to work as a registered therapeutic radiographer (NHS AfC Band 5 pay scale) within the department.

About us

As a trusted organisation at the heart of our communities, we recognise the important role we can play in supporting the public, patients, our own people and local partners in achieving the best of health for the local population and the communities in which they live by providing Exceptional Care Together

Our fundamental Values of Compassion, Openness and Excellence underpin how we intend to work as a Trust and the associated behaviours are becoming embedded in all aspects of how we work.

In return we will offer:
  • Development opportunities, including both professional and leadership development
  • On-going support through every step of the way from recruitment to when you join our team and beyond.
  • A variety of other staff benefits including employee assistance programme, discounted gym membership, onsite fitness classes, car schemes

Key Facts about our Trust:
  • Our hospitals see more than 4,000 outpatients daily
  • We see more Trauma & Orthopaedic outpatients than any other Trust - over 3,300 per week
  • An average 860 patients are seen in A&E every day - 6th largest in the country
  • Our hospitals admit more than 220 emergency patients daily.
  • We carry out more planned surgical operations than any other Trust in England with almost 50,000 operations taking place in our 52 operating theatres
  • We are one of only 5 Trusts nationally with more than 50 operating theatres
  • We carry out more than 300 elective procedures each working day

Date posted

26 September 2023

Pay scheme



£22,477.65 to £25,935.75 a year Per Annum




36 months

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Reference number


Job locations

Royal Derby Hospital

Uttoxeter Road


DE22 3NE


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