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Therapeutic Radiographer Apprentice

NHS England Apprenticeships
Competitive salary
Closing date
4 Dec 2023

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Join your local hospital and make a difference

We are delighted to offer an apprenticeship in the Radiotherapy department. The role is for an Apprentice Therapeutic Radiographer.

Radiotherapy is a rewarding career which requires a highly developed knowledge and professional skill-set to enable you to treat a wide variety of patients most of whom have a cancer diagnosis. It combines high level technical knowledge and skill with patient care and oncology management. You will work as part of a team delivering Radiotherapy treatment and ensuring the holistic needs of the patients are met. Therapeutic Radiographers are the only staff group in the NHS whose training specialises in cancer care from the start of the course.

The Radiotherapy department at CUH has 8 treatment machines and 2 dedicated CT scanners. During your training and future career, you will work in all areas of the department.

You will have a positive work ethic, be keen to learn and be able to work in a Radiotherapy and wider multi-disciplinary team. You will receive support to gain a wide range of experience and skills, in addition to regular supervision and mentoring.

Come and join us and be supported to earn as you learn whilst undertaking a nationally recognised qualification.

Main duties of the job

To work within the Radiotherapy department under the Radiotherapy Radiographer Apprenticeship programme.

Work under the supervision of a Registered Practitioner.

As part of the multi-disciplinary team, you will fulfil a key role in providing radiotherapy, care and support to individuals as specified in standard radiotherapy protocols. You will fulfil all tasks and work as part of a team responsible for providing an efficient service in the Radiotherapy Department.

To perform a range of radiotherapy duties and procedures, as detailed within the apprenticeship programme, within the Radiotherapy department under the supervision of a qualified Therapy Radiographer at all times.

To ensure that the Ionising Radiation Regulations 2017, IRMER 2017 and associated codes of practice and guidance notes together with the Health and Safety at Work Act are understood and adhered to in respect of staff, patients and members of the public.

About us

Our Trust

Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) NHS Foundation Trust comprises Addenbrooke's Hospital and the Rosie Hospital in Cambridge. With over 11000 staff and over 1100 beds the priorities of the Trust focus on a quality service which is all about people - patients, staff and partners. Recognised as providing 'outstanding' care to our patients and rated 'Good' overall by the Care Quality Commissioner, is testament to the skill and dedication of the people who work here. CUH's values - Together - Safe, Kind, Excellent - are at the heart of patient care, defining the way all staff work and behave. The Trust provides accessible high-quality healthcare for the local people of Cambridge, together with specialist services, dealing with rare or complex conditions for a regional, national and international population.

CUH is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community - a place where we can all be ourselves. We value our differences and fully advocate and support an inclusive working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential. We want to ensure our people are truly representative of all the communities that we serve. We welcome applications for all positions in the organisation irrespective of people's age, disability, ethnicity, race, nationality, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership status, or pregnancy and maternity status or social economic background.

Date posted

20 November 2023

Pay scheme

Agenda for change


Band 3


£22,816 to £24,336 a year p.a. pro rata (Band 3 capped Apprentice rate)




3 years

Working pattern


Reference number


Job locations

Addenbrookes Hospital-Division B

Hills Road




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