Prosthetic Technician Apprenticeship OTTO BOCK HEALTHCARE PLC

Working as a Prosthetic Technician (manufacture, adjustment, and repair of prostheses) within our Wirral clinic, offers the chance to improve the lives and mobility of individuals who have undergone amputation. You will develop hands-on skills in precision and quality manufacturing.

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Closing date: 30 Apr 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    5-day working week: Monday to Thursday 0800 – 1630 (30-minute lunch break) Friday 0800 – 1530 (30-minute lunch break)

    Total hours per week: 39

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Aug 2023

  • Date posted

    09 Mar 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • All aspects of the manufacturing of prosthetic limbs using hand tools and workshop machinery
  • Working with a range of materials (including carbon fibre, plaster, resins, foams, and plastics)
  • Finishing projects to a high standard and quality 
  • Liaising with other members of the multi-disciplinary team to ensure the best possible outcome for patients
  • Problem-solving in cases where complex solutions are required

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

  • Prosthetic & Orthotic Technician - Level 3 
  • Average 1 day of study per week. Primarily remote learning from Derby University
  • 39 hours working week, including study time, over 5 day working week.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Strong possibility of full time employment with the company as experienced Prosthetic Technician

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent Maths & English (Grade 4-9) Essential

About the employer

We are part of the Ottobock Healthcare international network. We offer high-quality provision of prosthetic, orthotic, and rehabilitation services specific to individuals' needs. We have clinic locations across the UK and Ireland.




Ottobock Healthcare PLC

Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Clatterbridge Hospital, Clatterbridge Road,

CH63 4JY


Craig Armstrong

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Prosthetic and orthotic technician

Level 3 (A level)

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