Hearing Aid Audiologist Apprentice

Chime Social Enterprise
Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital, Barrack Road, Exeter, EX2 5DW
£19,737.00 annually
14 Apr 2021
21 Apr 2021
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
Start Date
This is an exciting opportunity for the candidates to undertake an apprenticeship within Audiology at Chime, who provide an innovative business model within this specialist field.

An apprenticeship works just like a regular job in that alongside your training and you are being paid to do a job to the best of your abilities. To start with you'll probably spend a lot of time having to take in new information, have more responsibility for your own actions and learn how to do the job you are training for.

Successful candidates will be funded through their Foundation Degree studies alongside the Higher-Level Apprenticeship but will also be employed as a trainee for the duration of the apprenticeship. You will undertake training and education to then register with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

Audiology is a challenging and expanding field involving the study of hearing and balance. As a healthcare science profession, audiology also involves assessment, management and therapeutic rehabilitation of people with hearing and balance problems, and associated disorders. This work involves patients of all ages, from new-born babies and children to working adults and elderly people. The role involves a blend of working with people and using a range of technology.

Once qualified, your role will be focused to primarily work with adults.

Individuals with an interest in biological sciences, psychology, physics and electronics, as well as speech and language development, may find that audiology has a lot to offer them. A desire to work with and help people is essential and forms an important component of both training and the job.

The role will involve travel to a number of sites in which we offer our services, and to South Devon College, and will involve regularly working autonomously on completion of your training.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Active listening skills
  • Good problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Willingness to learn and apply new skills
  • Skills to problem-solve

Personal qualities

Candidates should have evidence of the ability to effectively work with people of all ages, particularly the elderly and young children.

We advise this is not a role for individuals:
  • Who do not like working with people
  • Are not patient and adaptable
  • Who do not like working with technology
  • Who do not like the prospect of working alone

Desired qualifications

  • Level 2 or equivalent in Numeracy and Literacy
  • Level 3 or equivalent in vocational qualification

Future prospects

On successful graduation of the Foundation Degree, alongside successful completion of the apprenticeship, the apprentice will secure a Band 4 role within Chime as Hearing Aid Audiologist.

Opportunities may arise with appropriate further training and development and there can be scope for career development. Further training and development opportunities may rise, such as progression onto further degree level apprenticeship programmes, and this is based on an individual basis and there are no guarantees.

Career development in this area of healthcare science can lead into in areas including:
  • Adult assessment and rehabilitation
  • Paediatrics
  • Research and development
  • Special needs groups, e.g., patients with learning disabilities
  • Teaching

Things to consider

In your training you will be expected to bring the following skills, values and attitudes:
  • Work with the education provider and with your clinical supervisors to meet the education and clinical practice requirements
  • Enjoys working in collaboration with others to achieve a common goal
  • Flexibility in how you work with your supervisors and education providers to maximise training and education needs, including willingness to travel
  • Demonstrate a positive approach to your learning and training goals
  • Focus on providing the best service possible

This reflects the Chime organisation values:
  • C -Collaboration - working in true partnership to provide the optimal outcome
  • H -Holistic - caring about and understanding the implications of our interactions
  • I -Innovative - being open to new opportunities in meeting our purpose and vision
  • M -Motivated - passionate about bringing our best to every situation
  • E -Excellence - striving for the highest quality of service

Chime is committed to safeguarding & promoting the welfare of it patients; as such an enhanced DBS disclosure will be required to be completed for successful candidates.

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