Clinical Trials Specialist Apprentice (Degree)

Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Worthing Hospital, Lyndhurst Road, Worthing, BN11 2DH
£19,737.00 annually
01 Oct 2020
21 Oct 2020
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Degree
Start Date
What will the apprentice be doing?

Working closely with the team of clinical research nurses and midwives.

Provinding protocol driven research care to patients.

Carrying out clinical assessments.

Data colletion and entry.

Basic laboratory work and research governance and administration.

Promoting research within Trust departments.

Supporting colleagues and local investigators to deliver high quality research.

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

The Clinical Research Practitioner Apprenticeship degree is fully funded and travel and accommodation expenses will be paid during University attendance. Study time at the University of Kent amounts to 3 weeks per academic year, split in to 1 week block release episodes. The remainder of the year will be spent training in the department with a minimum of 20% protected learning time per week for online lectures and personal study.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

As an apprentice you will have the opportunity to rotate through all areas of the department across five years of training in order to develop a broad range of skills. Upon successful completion of the Degree course, you will be invited to apply for a substantive Band 5 Clinical Research Practitioner post within Clinical Research at Worthing Hospital, enabling you to further your career as a newly qualified Practitioner.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Patience, Physical fitness, work in complex situations, high level of concentration


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4-9) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4-9) Essential
A Level or equivalent (other) (Grade A-C) Essential
A Level or equivalent (other) (Grade A-C) Essential
A Level or equivalent Science (Grade A-C) Essential

Things to consider

It's a full time job alongside a qualification. You will be working as a part of a team.

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