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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 19/06/2019.

Apprentice Radiotherapy Engineer

Job Reference: 413-28249-MH

The Christie NHS Foundation Trust
Radiotherapy Physics Services
CMPE Radiotherapy Physics Services - D00001, Manchester
Annex 21. £14,256 to progress to £17,821

The Christie NHS Foundation Trust, situated in South Manchester is the largest cancer treatment centre of its kind in Europe and an international leader in cancer research and development. On 12th October 2018 The Christie NHS Foundation Trust was once again rated as Outstanding by the health regulator becoming the first specialist trust in the country to be given their highest accolade twice.

The Christie values diversity and is committed to ensuring equal opportunities for all and fair representation across the organisation at all levels. In support of these commitments, we particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and other ethnic minority people and people with disabilities for this post. Appointment will be only on merit.

Degree Apprenticeship - Radiotherapy Engineer

4.5 year Degree Apprenticeship agreement developing into a permanent role on successful completion.

Band 4 - Annex 21. £14,256 to progress to £17,821 over the duration of the qualification. Permanent appointment to £21,089 on the Band 4 £21,089 – £23,761 pay scale.

Do you often question how things work? Are you interested in problem solving? Are you interested in an engineering career that contributes to NHS patient’s care and treatment?

If you answered yes, perhaps you should think about a rewarding career in medical engineering.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a dedicated, enthusiastic and self-motivated individual to embark on a 4.5 year Degree Apprenticeship within the Christie Medical Physics and Engineering team here at The Christie. The successful candidate will receive first class training and work towards an accredited BEng (Hons) degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering whilst developing professional skills to work towards registration as a radiotherapy engineer.

Candidates should possess:

  • Practical abilities and the desire to work with your hands

  • High motivation and enthusiasm to work in the engineering maintenance environment

  • The ability to follow instructions and diagrams

  • The ability to work accurately and a good eye for detail

  • Good communication and problem-solving skills

  • Good numeracy and literacy abilities to work with data

  • The ability to work on your own initiative, but also be a good team worker

As an apprentice, you will be trained in the maintenance and repair of highly complex medical devices, including linear accelerators and computerised tomography (CT) scanners. As a member of the radiotherapy engineering team, you will participate in all aspects of maintenance, repair and quality control checks, providing a vital service which directly impacts upon patient treatment. As a valued team member, you will develop a wide range of engineering skills working with electronic, mechanical, and computer based systems.



We invite applications from candidates with:

  • 5 GCSEs at grade C and above (must include Maths, English and Science)

  • 3 A Levels (including Physics plus must be equivalent to 96 UCAS points)




  • 90+ credits in an Engineering BTEC at Level 3 (must be equivalent to 96 UCAS points)



A Longlist of candidates will be determined based upon application. Candidates are advised to use the Supporting Information section of the application like a Personal Statement in order to set you apart from the competition. For example, explain why you are drawn to the role, describe your hobbies and interests and outline why you would be a good candidate for the position. Longlisted candidates will be asked to attend an Assessment Day at the Christie whereby their theoretical, practical and teamwork skills will be evaluated. Following the outcome of the Assessment Day a Shortlist of candidates will be determined and invited to interview which will be the final phase of the selection process. Please note that the Assessment Day will take place after the A-level exam period so as not to clash with revision and exams.


The Assessment Day will also provide candidates with an opportunity to meet our current apprentice, see the medical equipment we maintain and also ask any questions about the Apprenticeship. Parents / guardians are more than welcome to attend the Assessment Day.

The closing date for this post may be extended if there are insufficient applicants or brought forward if there is a high volume of applicants.

As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy

All positions within the Christie are subject to the receipt of satisfactory written references, medical clearance, and evidence of your Right to Work in the UK. Some roles will require a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check. Applicants invited to attend for interview will again be made aware of this at the point of invitation. Please note if you are successfully appointed to a post with this Trust, you will be required to pay for your own DBS Disclosure.

If you have not heard from us within four weeks of the closing date, I regret that on this occasion your application will have been unsuccessful.

The Inter-Authority Transfer (IAT) process is a critical and beneficial component of ESR and will form part of the recruitment process. In the event that you are successful following interview your previous NHS employment data, if applicable will be transferred from your current / most recent employer.

Overseas candidates wishing to apply for this position and who would require immigration sponsorship, may wish to self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship for the post on the UKBA website.

For all staff employed after 1st June 2018, the contractual terms and conditions of employment make the flu vaccination a mandatory requirement please see addiditional conformation sheet

You should be aware the Trust operates a No Smoking Policy and therefore employees are not permitted to smoke at work.

As an employer, The Trust values equality, diversity and inclusion.

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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