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Medical Electronic Engineer Apprentice

Job Reference: 345-REG03

North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust

We are on a continuous journey of improvement and transformation but our main priority is, and always will be, providing safe and high quality care to our patients every day; the kind of care we would want for ourselves and our loved ones. If you share our passion then apply for this opportunity and help us make our patients’ experience the best it can possibly be.

With a budget of around £270m, three hospitals and 5,500 staff, North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust provides hospital-based services to the population of Hartlepool, Stockton on Tees and parts of East Durham and Sedgefield as well as community, therapeutic and screening to a wider population across Durham and Teesside.

Level 3 Apprenticeship – Medical Electronics Engineer Advert 2018 - Northumbria Healthcare Facilities Management Limited (A wholly owned subsidiary of Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust) Page 1 of 2





A position has arisen for a Level 3 Apprenticeship in Medical Electronic Engineering based within the above organisation. Please note you will work on NHS sites but will not be directly employed by the NHS.

Support service installations and their maintenance are an essential part of the NHS and form a vital link in Health Care Provision. The precise details of any of the apprenticeship are dependent on a number of factors that may be subject to change at various stages of the training and qualifications already obtained, however, the information below will provide an overview of the envisaged training requirements of the apprenticeship.


The apprentice will attend a FE College one day and one night a week to study for the Level 3 Diploma in Electrical/Electronic Engineering for the first two years and potentially the Level 4 Diploma in the latter two years subject to review.


During the first year the apprentice will attend a training centre on block release to achieve the PEO level 2 in engineering. Once this has been achieved, the apprentice will then commence their full Level 3 training, which will take place within the employing Trust and NYNHSAC. The apprentice will also be required to study the relevant Functional Skills at level 2 (dependant on GCSE results).


The apprentice may also at some stage of the apprenticeship attend additional courses, depending on availability for example:

 C&G 2377 In-Service Inspection & Testing of Electrical Equipment (PAT)

 Biomedical Maintenance Practice

 Servicing Ventilation Equipment

The apprenticeship will commence during the week commencing 27th August 2018 subject to all necessary checks being carried out, including a colour blindness test. Qualifications acceptable on entry are usually a minimum of GCSE at Grade B / 5 in Mathematics and Grade C / 4, or equivalent, in at least 4 other subjects to include a science based subject.

If you decide to apply for this post please complete the online application form and add as much information as possible in the Supporting Information section of the application form. Please note all apprenticeships will be advertised under North Tees & Level 3 Apprenticeship – Medical Electronics Engineer Advert 2018 - Northumbria Healthcare Facilities Management Limited (A wholly owned subsidiary of Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust) Page 2 of 2

Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust please read the main body to see where the apprenticeship is based.

If you require any further information please contact Carole Winter on 01642 624073

The NHS believes in equality of opportunity and welcomes applications from all sectors of the community.

If you wish to find out more about NHFML/Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and the area it covers please go to their websites.

Closing date: 8 April 2018

Interviews are scheduled to take place on Friday 4 May 2018. Please note that the interviews will only be held on this date and no alternative dates can be given.

Please check your email address on a regular basis as applicants invited to attend an interview will be notified via this method.

As part of our recruitment process, you will be required to undertake pre-employment screening:

Disclosure and Barring Scheme (previously Criminal Records Bureau)
Where a post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 it may be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Scheme to check for any previous criminal convictions. Should you require a copy of the Trust's Disclosure and Barring Service Policy, please contact a member of the Workforce & Resource Team on 01642 624023.

Please note the essential qualifications required for the post outlined within the the Person Specification. You are required to hold and provide evidence of the necessary qualifications for the post at interview should you be short listed.

With effect from 1 December 2016 - Employment with North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust is subject to satisfactory completion of a 6 month probationary period. Please note that internal applications and individuals that are appointed to fixed term appointments of less than 6 months duration are exempt from the probationary period (unless you are an internal applicant currently part way through a probationary period or a bank member of staff.)

As part of our pre-employment screening process, all applicants are required to provide references covering their last three years employment history. Applicants are requested to ensure e-mail addresses for all referees are included on their application form. Personal references are not acceptable.

We are an equal opportunities employer, as such we are recognised for being a positive about disabled employer.

North Tees & Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust operates a No Smoking Policy.

If you experience any technical difficulties applying for this post please contact a member of our recruitment team on 01642 624023 quoting the vacancy reference.

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