Digital Healthcare Science BSC Degree Apprenticeship

Vanguard House, Keckwick Lane, Warrington, WA4 4AB
£16,000.00 annually
01 Mar 2021
16 Mar 2021
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Degree
Start Date
If you have an interest in digital technologies and a passion for helping people, this could be the role to help you kick start your career.


ORCHA is one of the UK's fastest growing digital health organisations. We operate the world's largest digital health assessment platform and library and have a suite of exciting products and services that are all geared towards getting more people using and benefiting from great health and care related apps.

We are a team of clinicians, mHealth experts and web developers working within the NHS helping to change the way healthcare is delivered, utilising the power of technology. Our award-winning digital platform has been shown to improve the long-term outcomes of our patient population, transformation change and patient outcomes.

It's fair to say we are crazy about health apps. Digital health is rapidly emerging as the major new frontier in healthcare delivery globally and we are at the forefront of this fast moving and exhilarating environment.

Based in the Northwest of the UK we are rapidly growing across the whole of the UK, Europe and beyond. Check us out

The Role:

There are over 327,000 health apps available, yet just 43 apps account for 83% of downloads. Your challenge is to help us get the right Apps to the right people at the right time. We are looking for amazing people to join our brand-new Degree Apprenticeship programme where you will also study a degree in Digital Healthcare Science at the University Warwick.

Your role atORCHA Healthas a Digital Healthcare Degree Apprentice will be a full-time position as a Digital Health Reviewer and Analyst whilst studying towards a Bachelor of Science Undergraduate degree inDigital Healthcare Science over 3 years.

Successful applicants joining ORCHA Health can expect to gain a broad understanding of operational processes to review healthcare apps. The Digital Healthcare Apprentices will investigate and evaluate healthcare apps.

The role consists of, but is not limited to, the following key activities:
  • Undertaking reviews, re-reviews or signing off on a range of distinct Apps from a variety of different areas
  • Investigate and examine all aspects of an App and the information that it provides
  • Check out the relevant websites and App store entries to gather all the required evidence
  • Work with Regulators directly in areas such as medical device regulation, data protection and clinical evidence evaluation
  • Work with Developers to help enhance their App in line with relevant regulations standards and best practice
  • Undertake extra research projects when required
  • Work with the Senior Management Team and the wider teams to deliver service excellence
  • Work with Clinical Leads in developing the Digital Healthcare pathway based on areas of expertise

3. What we offer
  • A supportive environment where you can develop your skills and set a strong foundation for future career development. We believe in developing our staff to realise their full potential and offer opportunities for progression
  • A team of experts who you will be able to learn from and develop your knowledge of healthcare apps
  • A mentor who will provide you with support and guidance
  • Peer support from other apprentices, we have 3 apprenticeship posts available so you will have support of others going through the same experience
  • Paid annual leave 25 days per year based on 37.5 hours per week.
  • Pension scheme
  • A salary of £16,000 per annum with an increase on successful completion of probation

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

It is important that you have:
  • Demonstrable written and verbal communication skills
  • Problem solving skills, with the ability to be flexible in your approach to work
  • The ability to work well within a team and individually, using your initiative to complete tasks effectively and proficiently
  • Attention to detail with an enquiring mind
  • Excellent client-facing and internal communication skills
  • Solid organisational skills including attention to detail and multi-tasking skills
  • The ability to work in a fast paced environment
  • Research and investigation capabilities

  • Experience in digital health
  • Keen interest with Apps and health technology
  • Able to demonstrate a working knowledge of online collaboration tools such Google Workspace

Personal qualities

  • A committed work ethic, with enthusiasm to develop your skills and a drive to learn
  • Integrity and dependability
  • A customer service ethos
  • Excellent interpersonal skills

Desired qualifications

  • Outstanding analytical skills and demonstrated academic achievement
  • Able to demonstrate working knowledge of Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Entry requirements ABB at A Level (or equivalent), including at least one Science, Technology, Engineering or Maths subject
  • Non-standard applications are encouraged and will be considered.

Future prospects

  • Career progression - potentially a permanent position on successful completion of course

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