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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 25/10/2020.

Mechanical/Electrical apprentice

Job Reference: 150-AD4821-EAF

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust
Brighton General Hospital, Brighton
£19,737 - £21,142 Apprentice rate applies

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust (SCFT) is the largest community healthcare provider in Sussex.

  • 5,000 full and part time staff, with over 4,000 people registered on our bank
  • Medical, nursing and therapeutic care provided to over 9,000 children and adults a day
  • July 2018 Care Quality Commission (CQC) rating of ‘Good’ with ‘Outstanding’ features
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  • Disability Confident Employer – Level 2

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust Estates Department provides a wide range of maintenance, operational and project management services throughout the Trust's community settings spread over a radius of more than 800 miles. The Estates department provides services to its own Trust and, via service level agreements (SLA’s) to neighbouring Trusts and other local organisations.

We are looking for school leavers or young adults keen to become Engineering apprentices within the National Health Service (NHS) and be part of an organisation that is very forward looking and has been awarded “Good” and “Outstanding” in some clinical services category by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Two Engineering Apprentices are required for an Estates Department to follow the Electro medical Engineering (EME) and Mechanical/Electrical Apprenticeship programme over a 3/4 year period, successful completion will lead to a nationally recognised qualification with a national awarding body. The college course will commence in October or early January 2021.

Candidates will hold or expect to gain a minimum of 3 GCSE’s (or equivalent) at Grade C or above in Maths, English and a Science or Technical subject. Following successful shortlisting, all candidates will be required to pass an entrance examination or a test specified by the service provider as part of the interview process.

Successful candidates will be paid an Apprentice salary as based on Agenda for Change Annex U, sub paragraph 2.iii or equivalent.

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameAndrew StenningJob titleEstates Engineering ManagerEmail addressa.stenning1@nhs.netTelephone number01273 696011 Ext - 3900

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