Mechanical/Electrical apprentice

£19,737 - £21,142 Apprentice rate applies
14 Oct 2020
10 Nov 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

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
  • BAME, Disability, LGBT+ and Religion and Belief Staff Networks
  • 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.

This post may close earlier than the published closing date if sufficient applications are received.

Correspondence relating to this vacancy will be conducted electronically. If you have not heard from us within 2 weeks please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. Please ensure that you check your emails on a regular basis. References will be requested electronically also; please ensure you provide correct contact details for referees.

Applicant requirements

The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such 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 to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Documents to download
  • Job description and Person specification ( PDF , 559.1 KB )
  • Job description and Person specification ( PDF , 559.1 KB )
  • About Us ( PDF , 743.4 KB )
  • Staff Benefits Brochure ( PDF , 484.5 KB )

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