Apprentice Medical Physics Technologist

University Hospitals B
Bristol Royal Infirmary, Bristol
Competitive salary
08 Jun 2021
14 Jun 2021
Role Type
Start Date
We are offering an exciting opportunity to develop the skills to become a medical physics technologist. This will include studying healthcare science to degree level.

We provide scientific and technical support to all users of x-rays and radioactive materials within hospitals. As an apprentice medical physics technologist you will
  • be involved in the provision of radiation protection services to users of ionising radiation, which will include measurements around x-ray facilities and of dose to patients and staff.
  • be involved in the performance testing of a range of imaging equipment used in the hospital

This linked progression post includes a 3 year apprenticeship, which is supported with a fully funded BSc degree program in Healthcare Science Practitioner (Medical Physics Technology) offered by the University of the West of England (UWE). This is a full time post however there is an equivalent of 1 day per week protected study leave once the course begins in September 2021.

This position will lead onto a full substantive post at Agenda for Change Band 5 within the department upon successful graduation and completion of the apprenticeship.

The successful candidate should have 96 new UCAS points including physics or chemistry, or an equivalent level of knowledge. A high level of manual dexterity and ability to use test equipment are required. Those with existing STEM degrees are not eligible.

Please note: Applicants must meet all apprenticeship eligibility criteria, failure to meet these criteria will result in withdrawal of offer or application being withdrawn:
  • Must be a UK or EEA citizen and have lived in the county for the last 3 years or a non EEA/UK citizen with right to work in the county with evidence that you have lived in the UK for the previous 3 years.
  • Must NOT be in full time education by starting date of apprenticeship.
  • Must NOT hold an equivalent or higher previous qualification in a related subject to the apprenticeship being offered.
  • Must be able to evidence GCSE A* -D or equivalent qualification in English and Maths or pass initial assessment at interview (any certificate provided must be original certificates).

For further details / informal visits contact:

Marian Thomas Lead Clinical Technologist,

0117 3421661

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University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust is CQC rated Outstanding. As one of the largest acute Trusts in the country and the major teaching and research centre for the South West, we have over 13,000 staff, over 100 different clinical services. Working in ten hospitals across Bristol and Weston, we offer a wide range of careers and jobs. Together we support the delivery of excellent care to the people of Bristol, Weston and beyond.

Our hospitals are based across Bristol and Weston-super-Mare, meaning you can enjoy the very best of both worlds; city living within a stone's throw of the countryside or beside the seaside, with easy access to all that the South West has to offer.

UH Bristol and Weston is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust is an equal opportunities employer actively working towards a diverse workforce. Anonymous information will be used from your application in order to ensure we're meeting our pledge.

To comply with Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 all applicants must be able to speak fluent English to an appropriate standard which will be assessed at Interview.

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