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Apprentice Healthcare Scientist


Main area
Fixed term, 12 months
Full Time 37.5 per week
Job ref
Castle Hill Hospital
£7,625.91 per year plus fixed Travel & Meals Allowance
26/02/2020 23:59

Hello, we are Hull University Teaching Hospital NHS Trust (HUTHT). HUTHT is an extraordinary place to undertake an award winning apprenticeship programme. We have helped many local people gain invaluable experience of working in the NHS today, along with a nationally recognised qualification.

What is the role?

We are looking for a remarkable candidate with an enthusiasm for healthcare science to join our audiology team initially for 13-months to gain experience and complete an Intermediate (Level 2) programme in healthcare support. Applicants must be able to communicate effectively with staff and patients, and perform duties accurately including answering the telephone, data input, producing documents, filing and archiving. Upon successful completion of the initial apprenticeship the candidate will have the opportunity to further study towards the Level 6 (degree) leading to a career as a qualified audiologist.

Who are we looking for?

The post will be demanding so we are looking for candidates who are ready for the challenge and share our values of care, honesty, and accountability. You will need to be able to demonstrate good communication and team working skills. Previous work experience in a care environment is desirable but not essential. 

Eligibility and entry requirements

Applicants need to hold/predicted to hold 3 A Levels grades ABB (including a science, either Biology, Chemistry or Physics) and a minimum Level 2 in Numeracy and Literacy (GCSE Grade C Maths and English/new grade 4 or above). An interest in health and science is also essential. You must be aged 18 or over at the start of the apprenticeship and have been resident in the UK/EU for the last three years. You must not hold a similar level 2 healthcare support qualification (including apprenticeship) or higher and you must not be in any form of formal government-funded education.

Future Prospects

During the initial 13 month apprenticeship you will gain valuable healthcare support skills and experiences within the audiology department. Upon successful completion of both a probationary period and the Level 2 apprenticeship, if the candidate has demonstrated core values then an opportunity to progress to the Level 6 degree apprenticeship with Aston University will be considered.

How to apply

Read our Job Description and Person Specification for further information about the role and the skills we are looking for. Apply online using the links. If shortlisted, you will receive an email inviting you to an assessment/information session at our Audiology Department, Castle Hill Hospital, Cottingham. Further details, including dates and directions will be emailed to you. If you have any questions please email with the phrase Audiology in the subject title.

We hope that the successful candidate will be able to start their apprenticeship in September 2020

After applying via NHS Jobs, your application will be imported into our preferred Third party recruitment system, TRAC. All subsequent information about your application will be generated from You will not be able to track the progress of your application or receive messages through the NHS Jobs website. By applying for this post you are agreeing to Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system.

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Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Philip Vokes

Head of Audiology


Tel: 01482 468354