Medical Engineering Apprentice Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

MEMS provide total medical equipment management services to Basildon, Southend, Broomfield Hospitals and other external organisations. The role is to participate in a 3-year L3 Healthcare Science (HCS) Apprenticeship training programme, specialising in medical engineering. 5 positions available: x3 Basildon, x1 Broomfield, x1 Southend.

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Closing date: 06 Nov 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Shift pattern and rota to be discussed at interview

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Feb 2024

  • Date posted

    13 Sep 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    5 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Perform a range of technical duties, guided by procedures involving autonomous work on both general and complex medical equipment in the clinical and workshop environment to ensure the optimum effectiveness, reliability, availability, and safety of medical devices
  • To assist commission, calibrate, deploy and maintain a wide range of complex medical devices e.g. Infusion Devices, Patient Monitoring, Defibrillators, etc.
  • Using primarily computerised systems, make accurate equipment maintenance history records and other information supporting audit, quality and performance monitoring
  • Ensure all duties are delivered in an efficient, safe, professional and organised way according to section policies, procedures and Health and Safety documentation
  • Ensure all medical devices are ready for deployment from the Medical Equipment Library
  • Liaise with medical device suppliers to obtain technical and commercial information in relation to equipment maintenance and evaluation
  • Monitor stocks and initiate orders to ensure the timely and adequate procurement of medical device parts and accessories to maintain devices in a serviceable condition
  • Maintain personal and professional development to meet the changing demands of the job, participate in appropriate training activities and encourage and support staff development and training

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

  • The role is to participate in a 3-year level 3 Healthcare Science (HCS) Apprenticeship training programme specialising in medical engineering
  • Apprentices will undertake the Level 3 Healthcare engineering specialist technician - Healthcare medical devices technician standard through Dudley College
  • Training will be blended through a combination of remote learning and block study placements at Dudley College campus
  • The postholder will undertake formal training where they will learn and develop skills and knowledge relating to the installation, maintenance, repair, and management of medical equipment
  • The post holder will work both in workshops and in clinical areas, supervised by colleagues, carrying out technical activities on a wide range of medical equipment within the electrical / electronic field
  • The Post Holder will be required to work on rotation at Basildon, Southend, Broomfield Hospitals and on occasion other external organisations

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

We not only offer you a good working environment with flexible working opportunities, but also the opportunity to develop your career with access to appropriate training for your job and the support to succeed and progress

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent English, maths, and science (Grade A-C or 9-4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Physics, Design Technology, and ICT (Grade A-C or 9-4) Desired

Things to consider

Work activities may involve the exposure to unpleasant conditions e.g. body fluids and distressing situations in clinical environments. Able to travel between different sites, as the Post Holder will be required to work on rotation at Basildon, Southend, and Broomfield Hospitals and on occasion other external organisations.

About the employer

Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust is now one of the largest trusts in the country, serving a population of 1.2 million people. Our newly formed Trust, comprising acute hospital sites at Broomfield in Chelmsford, Basildon and Southend, is determined to provide the best health services for its local population. We are a well-led, high-performing and innovative organisation working in the best interests of the people we serve. With a workforce of approximately 15,000 staff, we can now do more and go further in delivering health services to our local communities. Our ambition is to deliver excellent local and specialist services, to improve the health and wellbeing of our patients, and provide a vibrant place for staff to develop, innovate and build careers. Patients will experience improved care as well as fewer delays and cancellations. We are able to provide more once-in-a-lifetime specialist care region-wide. With our new trust size will come more opportunities for development, research, networking and innovation. We aim to make the most of our skills and experiences so we can become the best we can be. As one organisation we will recruit the finest and retain more specialist staff due to more employment opportunities across our Trust.


Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Basildon University Hospital



SS16 5NL


Daniel Mumford

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Healthcare engineering specialist technician

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

Applications must submit an online application through the website. This link will be provided on the Trust's vacancy webpage as directed.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 06 Nov 2023