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Degree Apprenticeship - Radiotherapy Engineer

Medical physics
Christie NHS Foundation Trust, M20 4BX, Manchester
£18,920 to progress to £23,650 over duration. Permanent appointment to £25,655 – £31,534 pay scale
Closing date
3 Jan 2022

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Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals & Science
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Degree
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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a dedicated, enthusiastic and self-motivated individual to embark on a 4.5 year Degree Apprenticeship within the Christie Medical Physics and Engineering team here at The Christie. The successful candidate will receive first class training and work towards an accredited BEng (Hons) degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering whilst developing professional skills to work towards registration as a radiotherapy engineer. After the completion of the Degree Apprenticeship there may also be the possibility of the successful candidate completing an MSc funded by the Christie.

Candidates should possess:

  • Practical abilities and the desire to work with your hands
  • High motivation and enthusiasm to work in the engineering maintenance environment
  • The ability to follow instructions and diagrams
  • The ability to work accurately and a good eye for detail
  • Good communication and problem-solving skills
  • Good numeracy and literacy abilities to work with data
  • The ability to work on your own initiative, but also be a good team worker

As an apprentice, you will be trained in the maintenance and repair of highly complex medical devices, including linear accelerators and computerised tomography (CT) scanners. As a member of the radiotherapy engineering team, you will participate in all aspects of maintenance, repair and quality control checks, providing a vital service which directly impacts upon patient treatment. 

We invite applications from candidates with:

  • 5 GCSEs at grade C and above (must include Maths, English and Science)
  • 3 A Levels (including Physics plus must be equivalent to 96 UCAS points)


  • 90+ credits in an Engineering BTEC at Level 3 (must be equivalent to 96 UCAS points)

A Longlist of candidates will be determined based upon application. Candidates are advised to use the Supporting Information section of the application like a Personal Statement in order to set you apart from the competition. For example, explain why you are drawn to the role, describe your hobbies and interests and outline why you would be a good candidate for the position. Longlisted candidates will be asked to attend an Assessment Day at the Christie whereby their theoretical, practical and teamwork skills will be evaluated. Following the outcome of the Assessment Day a Shortlist of candidates will be determined and invited to interview which will be the final phase of the selection process.

The Assessment Day will also provide candidates with an opportunity to meet our current and past apprentices, see the medical equipment we maintain and also ask any questions about the Apprenticeship. Parents / guardians are more than welcome to attend the Assessment Day. 

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