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Podiatry Orthotic technician Apprentice

NHS England Apprenticeships
Competitive salary
Closing date
17 Dec 2023

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Job summary

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Apprentice to learn how to make bespoke insoles and orthotics, within our rapidly expanding Service. The role will involve you using band saws, industrial grinders and vacuum formers (similar to those you would see at your local shoe menders).

The Podiatry Service regularly assesses Patients who complain of pain when walking or during exercise. Part of their treatment may involve prescribing bespoke insoles/orthotics for their footwear to reduce their levels of pain/discomfort.

  • You would be part of the team who would manufacture these bespoke devices following a prescription and pattern provided by a Clinician.
  • You will work as part of a team within our dedicated orthotics laboratory
  • You will be integral in the manufacture of appliances and assist with the smooth running of the appliance laboratory.
  • You will receive full training and support from a Mentor/Supervisor to enable you to learn and become skilled in the making of these devices and the use of the machinery/equipment.
  • You will be enrolled onto the Prosthetic and Orthotic Technician Level 3 Qualification Certificate (equivalent to A Levels) at the University of Derby. You will be required to attend 1 day a week at the university

Main duties of the job

  • Manufacture of Insoles/Orthotics
  • Administration of Insoles/Orthotics
  • Inputting on Microsoft Applications
  • 3D Designing on CADCAM
  • Stock Control
  • Lab Stock issuing to clinics

About us

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) provides a range of community health, mental health and learning disability services for people of all ages. Delivered through over 100 settings from inpatient wards to out in the community, our 6,500 staff serves over 1 million people living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

Here at LPT, our values are Compassion, Respect, Integrity and Trust, which we keep at the heart of everything we do.

We aim to develop a workforce that reflects our community. We actively implement equal opportunities in employment and service delivery and seek people who share our commitment. We strongly encourage applications from all sections of the community, particularly from underrepresented groups.

Details of our benefits, leadership behaviours and other important information are contained in the attached document titled Information for Applicants.

We will consider requests to work alternative hours or varied working patterns in line with our flexible working policy.

For all substantive roles, new staff (excluding medical staff) are appointed subject to a 6-month probationary period (see Probation Policy).

All jobs will require permission to work in the UK.

For all jobs the cost of any DBS disclosure required will be met by the individual. This will be deducted from salary once started.

Applicants at risk within the local NHS who meet essential criteria will have preference for interview.

Date posted

07 December 2023

Pay scheme



£10,296 a year




18 months

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Job locations

Leicestershire Partnership Nhs Trust

Malabar Road




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