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Apprentice Therapeutic Radiographer

Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year Paid annex 21 - 60% band 5 yr 1, 70% yr 2, 75% in yr 3
Closing date
9 Dec 2023

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Band 5
Full Time
We are delighted to be offering the opportunity for Apprentice Therapeutic Radiographers to join the Radiotherapy team at the Exeter Oncology Centre.

Main duties of the job

For more detail about the main duties of this role, please see the job description section below. As a key member of the Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, you will be joining an exceptional team working together to help our patients to stay healthy, when they need it most.

About us

Stretching across Northern, Eastern and Mid Devon, we have a workforce of over 15,000 staff, making us the largest employer in Devon. Our core services, which we provide to more than 615,000 people, cover more than 2,000 square miles across Devon, while some of our specialist services cover the whole of the peninsula, extending our reach as far as Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

We deliver a wide range of emergency, specialist and general medical services through North Devon District Hospital and the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (Wonford).

Alongside our two acute hospitals, we provide integrated health and social care services across a variety of settings, including community inpatient hospitals, outpatient clinics, and within peoples own homes. We also offer primary care services, a range of specialist community services, and Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARC).

Our state-of-the-art equipment, leading technologies and strong links to local universities put us at the forefront of research and innovations, enabling us to provide world-class care to our local communities.

Its never been a more exciting time to join the Royal Devon, as youll help to shape our services as we continue along our integration journey.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For more information on the Job Description and Responsibilities please click the link below.

More detail about the role:

Radiotherapy plays a vital role in the care of Cancer patients, with up to 50% of all Cancer patient receiving Radiotherapy as part of their treatment pathway. Therapeutic Radiographers are specifically trained to be involved in all aspects of the provision of a Radiotherapy service, including the preparation of bespoke treatment plans, treatment delivery, quality assurance of treatment plans and radiotherapy equipment plus the wider holistic care of the patient undergoing treatment.

This exciting apprenticeship opportunity will allow you to start a career in a highly rewarding Allied Health Profession which combines a high standard of patient care with advanced technical skills. You will undertake on the job training alongside BSc study with the University of the West of England (UWE) over a 36-month period. As part of a multidisciplinary team you will work under the direct supervision of Registered Practitioners to participate in the delivery of a safe and high-quality radiotherapy service. The training will be academically challenging but you will be fully supported throughout to develop the required skills and knowledge.

Successful completion of the training will allow you to register as a qualified therapeutic radiographer with the HCPC.

We are looking to recruit individuals who are enthusiastic, caring and compassionate, highly motivated and academically self-sufficient. You must be able to balance independent study with working clinically. Engagement in off the job study is essential, with the university teaching sessions being mandatory. Much of the university component is delivered through distance learning though some attendance in person is required and this will require you to travel to and stay in Bristol for short periods of time. Please read the attached job description and person specifications for more details and use the following link for more detail about the academic component of the training:

Applicants must be able to evidence their Maths and English GCSE grade C/4 qualifications as well as meet the university course entry requirements. Applicants who have studied at degree level previously are equally welcome to apply. You must be available to commence in post by March 2024 as this is the start of the university academic year. We strongly encourage anyone interested in this opportunity to visit the department to ensure that this is the right career choice for them.

Working Pattern: 37.5 hours per week.

Interview Date: Provisionally Friday 12th January 2024.

For further information or to arrange a visit please contact: Helen Slaney, Radiotherapy Services Manager, on or Amelia Clark, Practice Education Lead on

Preference will be given to staff with Priority and 'At Risk' status including NHS At Risk staff throughout Devon.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust reserves the right to close vacancy when sufficient applications have been received.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust was established in April 2022, bringing together the expertise of both the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust and Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust.


We will work together to maintain a culture that develops and supports you and your team.

This might include funding for a care certificate, a degree or leadership qualifications. Or it might include days off to study, engage in CPD or rotational placements to help you hone your skills. Wherever you are heading in the NHS, we'll help you get there.

Looking after you is important to us.

We strive to help our staff create a healthy work-life balance through flexible working schemes and our family friendly policies.

If you're starting out in the NHS, you'll start with 27 days paid annual leave (plus bank holidays), rising to 33 days plus bank holidays.

You'll benefit from access to our own comprehensive occupational health services, including counselling, onsite wellbeing activities and groups.

Salary is not the only financial benefit

You'll have access to an extensive range of staff discounts on shopping, fitness and leisure options and you can spread the cost of technology and home appliance purchases from major retailers.

You will also have access to other benefits including:

National discount services such as the Blue Light Card and Health Service Discounts.

Salary sacrifice options including our OFSTED rated outstanding nursery onsite at Exeter

Car lease schemes.

The NHS Pension scheme (one of the most generous and comprehensive in the UK).

Cycle to work scheme

These are just a few of the benefits available if the role is something you are interested in, we'd love to hear from you.

Person Specification

General Requirements


  • See job description text above, and (where applicable) you can download a copy of the full job description


  • See job description text above, and (where applicable) you can download a copy of the full job description

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

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