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Radiotherapy Electronics Engineer - Apprentice

NHS England Apprenticeships
Competitive salary
Closing date
13 Dec 2023

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Job summary

Do you want to use your technical and scientific knowledge to contribute to the treatment of cancer patients?

We are seeking an enthusiastic candidate for an exciting opportunity to undergo an apprenticeship in radiotherapy engineering. The 3-year apprenticeship combines work-based training in the Radiation Physics Department at Charing Cross and Hammersmith Hospitals with fully funded block-release study at the University of West England (UWE).

You will gain a BSc in Healthcare Science (Radiation Engineering) as well as the skills and knowledge to support your career in radiotherapy electronics engineering. At UWE you will learn the scientific basis of engineering and gain a grounding in anatomy and physiology before developing a more advanced and in-depth focus on clinical engineering and the professional aspects of healthcare science.

Radiotherapy electronics engineering involves the use of a high level of technical expertise to maintain and develop radiotherapy equipment for the treatment of cancer. You will develop a range of mechanical and electrical engineering skills by working with a highly experienced team with complex cancer treatment equipment; e.g. linear accelerators and CTs.

Each day provides many challenges and opportunities to learn, whilst having a direct impact on the delivery of radiotherapy to our cancer patients. The department has fully equipped electronics and mechanical workshops for on site repairs and for the development of bespoke projects

Main duties of the job

This position presents the opportunity to complete a 3-year degree apprenticeship as a Healthcare Science Practitioner in Clinical Engineering at UWE Bristol, whilst working and being trained at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and being paid a salary at Annex 21 of Band 5

On successful completion of this apprenticeship, you will gain a BSc (Hons) in Healthcare Science (Clinical Engineering), and be able to register as a member of the RCT (The Register of Clinical Technologists). On successful completion of your apprenticeship you will become a Band 5 Radiotherapy Engineer.

You will be a trainee member of the team and be trained and supervised to carry out the Planned Preventative Maintenance, servicing and repair of a range of complex, multifaceted, patient-critical radiotherapy equipment.

You will receive internal training from the team of electronic engineers.

You will be required to move site as & when required to carry out supervised work on the major treatment equipment.

You will be supervised at all times until the Deputy Manager, Radiotherapy Engineer signs off your competencies.

About us

At Imperial College Healthcare you can achieve extraordinary things with extraordinary people, working with leading clinicians pushing boundaries in patient care. Become part of a vibrant team living our values - expert, kind, collaborative and aspirational. You'll get an experience like no other and will fast forward your career.

Benefits include career development, flexible working and wellbeing, staff recognition scheme. Make use of optional benefits including Cycle to work, car lease schemes, season ticket loan or membership options for onsite leisure facilities.

We are committed to equal opportunities and improving the working lives of our staff and will consider applications to work flexibly, part-time or job share.

Date posted

24 November 2023

Pay scheme

Agenda for change


Band 5


£26,973 a year pa inc




3 years

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Job locations

Hammersmith Hospital


W12 0HS


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