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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 03/08/2020.

Apprentice Radiotherapy Dosimetrist

Job Reference: 358-2537353-APP

University Hospitals of Leicester
Radiotherapy Physics, Leicester Royal Infirmary
Trust apprenticeship rate


University Hospitals of Leicester have fantastic opportunities for ambitious individuals to join one of the biggest and busiest NHS Trusts in the country. Serving the one million residents of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland, we have opportunities to work with experienced staff and develop your future career.

Apprenticeship in Healthcare Science (Radiotherapy Physics)

3 year fixed term, 37.5h per week

Radiotherapy Physics provide a range of services to the Radiotherapy department at Leicester Royal Infirmary. The Radiotherapy Physics team consists of Clinical Scientists, Research Physicist, Dosimetrists, Radiographers and Engineering Technicians who work closely with Consultant and junior medical staff, radiographers and patients to provide a comprehensive service to the radiotherapy department.

We are looking for an enthusiastic person with a strong interest in science to train as Radiotherapy Dosimetrist on the higher level Healthcare Science Practitioner (PTP) Apprentice scheme. Working in the department following a structured program of training across the range of Radiotherapy Physics alongside studying for the BSc. (Hons) Healthcare Science (Radiotherapy Physics), awarded by The University of the Cumbria presents a great opportunity to learn while working.

Training will cover all of the elements of Radiotherapy consisting of treatment planning, mould room, dosimetry and brachytherapy. Much of the training will be practical in the workplace and approximately 20% attendance at the University of Cumbria to complete the academic element of the scheme. The expected outcome will be completion of the BSc. (Hons) Healthcare Science (Radiotherapy Physics) awarded by The University of the Cumbria. University course fees will be met by the department. Protected study time in the workplace will be negotiated.

The successful applicant must meet the University of Cumbria academic entry requirement for entry on to the degree programme currently 5 GCSE grade 4/C including Maths, English and Science and 2/3 A levels including a science subject, preferably Physics and apply to the university on appointment.

Workplace competency and learning objectives each year must be met along with successful completion the degree course over a period of 3 years. Successful completion of both practical and academic elements of the training will entitle the successful trainee to apply for entry either to the Academy of Healthcare Science (AHS) assured register or the Register of Clinical Technologists (RCT).

The ability to work with the public and staff across a diverse range of professions is required as will the ability to work with complex systems and equipment, demanding a good level of written, verbal and practical skills.

For further details / informal visits contact: Peter Harding on 0116 258 6783 or e-mail (Mon or Tue), Mark Bland on 0116 258 6278 or email or Caroline Reddy on 0116 258 5610 or email

For further details / informal visits contact:

Caroline Reddy Lead Clinical Scientist (Treatment Planning) / 0116 2586278

We will close vacancies prior to the published closing date if we receive a sufficient number of application forms.

Important Information

Applications will be transferred to TRAC system, by completing an application you are giving authorisation for the transfer of your data.

Correspondence regarding your application will be sent to you by email via a TRAC system account.

UHL is an equal opportunities employer. We aim to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve and where discrimination is outlawed, and staff and service users are equally valued and supported. We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds who match our job criteria.

We especially welcome applications from members of our black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities, as we have identified that UHL has an under-representation of BAME employees at band 7 and above.

Applicants who have a disability and meet the essential criteria for the job will be interviewed if you indicate you wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme. If you require a reasonable adjustment at any stage of the recruitment process please make the recruitment services team aware as soon as possible.

Appointments will be made on merit.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

If this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) .

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

We welcome applications from individuals who require Tier 2 sponsorship. NON-EEA candidates may not be appointed, if a suitable EU/EEA candidate is successful. This is due to the fact that it is unlikely the Trust would be able to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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