What will the apprentice be doing?
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.
What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?
This 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.
What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?
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.
Reality CheckThe 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.
Skills RequiredCommunication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative
Qualifications RequiredA Level or equivalent Chemistry (Grade C/5) Essential
A Level or equivalent Physics (Grade C/4) Essential
A Level or equivalent science subjects (Grade C/5) Essential