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Medical Engineering Apprenticeship

Since its launch in 2013, the Medical Engineering Apprenticeship Scheme at Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust (LTH) has enjoyed great success. With the intake of new apprentices each year, the department has set a new benchmark for standards of training and mentorship. The department advertises for new apprentices from late December onwards to coincide with the National Apprentice Week with successful applicants starting late August.

As a medical engineering apprentice at LTH you can expect to work in many different medical engineering disciplines across the LTH sites. You will develop a broad range of skills which will prepare you for a successful career in your chosen area of Medical Physics & Engineering.

What areas will i work in?

Radiotherapy Electronics

You will be involved in the planned maintenance and repair of our fleet of twelve linear accelerators. You will accompany our team of highly qualified electronic engineers to learn everything there is to know about these amazing machines

Mechanical Engineering

The apprenticeship includes training provided by our team of experienced skilled mechanical engineers.

You will be trained to be proficient in the use of both hand and machine tools such as lathes, milling machines, pillar drills and many more.

You will then apply these skills as a part of your training programme to complete a project with assistance of members of the mechanical engineering team.

As well as developing manufacturing skills, you will be taught how to design bespoke products for use in both servicing and clinical applications with a goal of improving our overall service to patients.

Clinical Computing

Clinical computing plays a huge role in the operation of our clinical service and often the whole clinical service is reliant on the operation of the clinical computer network and systems. You will receive in depth training on topics including hardware repair and upgrade, software, networking, data management, security and information governance.

What does the job/apprenticeship involve day to day?

The jobholder will work as part of an engineering team carrying out technical activity on a broad range of medical equipment ranging from simple custom made treatment aids to physiological monitoring equipment, Infusions devices, dialysis equipment, diagnostic imaging systems including CT scanners and radiotherapy linear accelerators. They will work both in workshops and in clinical areas helping to deliver a range of technical services including equipment installation, repair, maintenance and calibration. They will participate in equipment quality assurance and planned preventative maintenance activity as well as assisting in the production of treatment devices

How to apply

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The advert will close on 10th April 2023

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Where will I work?

    Across all our sites at Leeds Teaching Hospitals

  • What hours will I work?

    37.5 hours per week

  • How long does the apprenticeship last?

    The successful candidates will participate in a 2 year training programme specialising in Medical Engineering starting on the 29th August 2023

  • What are the essential skills I need to thrive in this role?

    The job holder will have basic engineering skills which include using hand tools and using test equipment. They will also have good team working and communication skills. They must also be committed and motivated to completing the apprenticeship by the end of their second year. They also act as an ambassador for the apprenticeship scheme.

  • What qualifications will I gain?

    The jobholder will work towards a Level 4 Healthcare Science Diploma in Clinical Engineering. We will grant the jobholder study leave to attend external training and study during your apprenticeship

  • How much would I get paid?

    Salary: £20270 (Subject to pay review April 2023)

  • What happens at the end of the course?

    The qualifications, experience and skills gained at the end of the course provide an opportunity to apply for and progress to substantive roles with a possible starting salary of £23,949 and also further study, development and progression.

  • How do I apply and when?

    The only way to apply for this post is through the NHS Jobs website

    Vacancy ref. no: 298-C9298-ONC-0074


    Closing date : 10th April 2023