Apprentice Biomedical Scientist

Recruiter
University Hospitals Of Leicester
Location
Leicester Royal Infirmary, Infirmary Square, Leicester, LE1 5WW
Salary
£165.00 per week
Posted
21 Jun 2021
Closes
29 Jun 2021
Ref
VAC001727531
Specialism
Science / Research
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Degree
Start Date
September
Duration
Permanent
The University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust has pathology laboratories at all three of our hospitals. Most of our specialist laboratory services are based at Leicester Royal Infirmary.

We have a number of opportunities for Apprentice Biomedical Scientists. This post would be ideal for school leavers or those who have left further education within the last few years who have the drive and ambition to work hard and further their education. Whilst completing a 4 year BSc Honours degree in Applied Biomedical Science by day release at Nottingham Trent University you will also be working and learning in one of the following Pathology Laboratories:-

Blood Sciences:
  • Clinical Biochemistry -investigation of disease by measurement of biological markers e.g. enzymes, hormones, trace elements, toxicology
  • Haematology -investigation of blood constituents e.g. Blood cells; platelets; coagulation factors

As an apprentice you will:
  • Learn how to perform laboratory analyses associated with the post, including maintaining appropriate records and documentation
  • Undertake quality control procedures and examine quality control results to identify poor performance
  • Participate in the operation, routine maintenance and troubleshooting of equipment
  • Assist with the development of new methods and the implementation of new technology

What you will receive:
  • NO tuition fees to pay at the end of your course and get paid while studying
  • Salary starting at £160 per week for the first year and increasing over the four years of study

Future prospects:

After graduating and completion of a state registration portfolio (included and expected within the four years) the apprentice will be eligible to apply for positions as a state registered biomedical scientist (Agenda for Change band 5) and be ready to begin their IBMS Specialist portfolio.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Evidence of good written skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Able and willing to follow instruction and learn new tasks


Personal qualities

  • Willing to learn and to take responsibility for their own development
  • Able to work flexibly as part of a team
  • Willing to organise own workload


Desired qualifications

A-levels x3 -BBB, including Biology;orBTEC Extended Diplomaor120 UCAS Tariff points from three A-levels or equivalent qualifications including an A-level grade B equivalent in BiologyandGCSEs - English and maths minimum grade C/4.

Future prospects

After graduating and completion of a state registration portfolio (included and expected within the four years) the apprentice will be eligible to apply for positions as a state registered biomedical scientist (Agenda for Change band 5) and be ready to begin their IBMS Specialist portfolio.

Things to consider

Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week). For more information please visit: https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates