Apprentice Electro Biomedical Engineering (EBME) Technician (Entry Le

Western Sussex Hospita
St Richards Hospital, Chichester
Competitive salary
05 Jan 2021
14 Jan 2021
Role Type
Start Date
Western Sussex Hospitals is a leading acute hospital trust, with rewarding career opportunities for caring, committed and innovative people, who wish to be valued for their work and empowered to improve the services we provide. Here are few reasons to join us:

Outstanding - we are the first acute hospital trust to have received the health watchdog's highest rating in all key inspection areas. CQC October 2019

Top 10 - Western Sussex Hospitals is one the best hospital trusts to work for, according to the NHS Staff Survey, and among the top ten trusts in England where staff are most likely to recommend the care their colleagues provide. (NHS Staff Survey 2018)

Leading organisation - Western Sussex Hospitals is led by NHS Chief Executive of the Year Dame Marianne Griffiths (HSJ Awards 2016 | No.1 HSJ Top CEO 2018 & 2019) and is renowned for outstanding care, excellent staff engagement, innovation and learning.

Location - our hospitals in Chichester, Worthing and Shoreham-by-Sea are on the beautiful Sussex coast, between the beach and South Downs National Park. West Sussex has wonderful countryside, picturesque villages, vibrant towns, excellent schools and cultural amenities, as well as quick transport links to Brighton, London and beyond.

More about us - Western Sussex is an acute trust with three hospitals; Worthing Hospital and St Richard's in Chichester provide emergency, inpatient and outpatient care; and Southlands in Shoreham-by-Sea provides outpatient care and day surgery. Since April 2017, the senior leadership team has also managed neighbouring trust Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals.

Patient First - in 2015 the trust's Patient First programme was launched to empower colleagues to make lasting changes that benefit patients and to ensure we continue to improve patient care with lean management best practice at every level of the trust. Improvement huddles are just one example of extensive and ongoing cultural change that makes Western Sussex an exciting place to work.

The Electro Bio-Medical Engineering Department (EBME) at St Richards Hospital in Chichester has an exciting opportunity for someone who is interested in starting a career in engineering!

Our four-year engineering apprenticeship programme is a great chance to learn on the job, whilst supported by qualified and experience staff. You will complete the level 3 Engineering technician apprenticeship and gain a nationally recognised qualification. On completion of the apprenticeship standard the post holder will be awarded their qualification and EngTech professional registration.

Further information on the apprenticeship can be found on the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education website

In the EBME department, you'll learn a wide range of medical engineering, electrical and electronic skills. You'll learn fault-finding, testing, maintenance and repair as well as many other skills .You will be supported to complete your apprenticeship and will be given dedicated study time to attend college and have regular meetings with your assessor.

We are a dynamic service and our team is made up of a variety of expert individuals each bringing with them unique skills and specialities.

What we look for:

We're not looking for previous knowledge or experience of engineering in medical engineering - just commitment, enthusiasm and a willingness to learn. To apply for an Advanced Apprenticeship, you will however need to:
  • Hold grade 4 or above in GCSE Maths, English and Science (or equivalent)
  • Demonstrate strong communication skills and practical maths ability
  • Have an interest in how things work
  • Be able to travel to College for study

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name: Rizwan Khan
Job title: EBME Manager
Email address:
Telephone number: 01243 831643

Additional contact information

Please contact Nick Kerson or Ellsa Mealing if I am not available.

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  • The Trust is a Disability Confident Employer. All applicants who have a disability can opt to be considered under the guaranteed interview scheme which means that providing they meet the minimum essential criteria for the post, they will be offered an interview.
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