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Trainee Mammography Associate

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£22,816 to £24,336 per annum pro rata for part time staff
Closing date
29 May 2024

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An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the breast imaging team in Sheffield as an Apprentice Associate Practitioner Mammographer. Working in the Breast Imaging Department you will train as an apprentice to undertake the duties of an Assistant Practitioner Mammographer which will take 12 to 18 months. At the end of the training there will be opportunity to apply for an Assistant Practitioner role.
  • NB: Due to UK apprenticeship funding regulations applicants must have a right to work in the UK, or for EU citizens hold pre-settled or settled status and have been a UK or EU resident for the last three years or have indefinite leave to remain with documents that are not due to expire during the duration of the apprenticeship contract. Applicants must also not already have a qualification at a higher level within the same subject matter.
  • There is no upper age limit on joining us as an apprentice.

Main duties of the job

You will work in the breast screening and symptomatic breast service in Sheffield to assist other members of the Breast Imaging Multidisciplinary Imaging Team in delivering a high standard of direct patient care and associated duties.

You will undertake a limited range of radiographic procedures including mammography under the supervision of a State Registered Radiographer within a documented scheme of work.

Part of the role is to ensure that safe practice is carried out in accordance with departmental protocols at all times.

About us

You will be working for an organisation which values and respects all of its staff and the community it serves. The Trust is a leader in the NHS and research sectors and provides excellent benefits for its staff. This includes commitments to professional development but also many policies to support employees in balancing their personal and professional lives.

The department provides a high quality, responsive Breast imaging service for population screening and the symptomatic breast service in a safe and pleasant environment, delivering the highest standard of patient care which addresses clinical and holistic needs.

The department responds efficiently and maintains NHSBSP targets for the expanding screening population of Sheffield which is currently 80,000 and meets the 28 day standard for symptomatic breast assessment.

We develop and maintain excellent multi-disciplinary working relationships, which will provide an excellent service for the women of Sheffield.

This vacancy is advertised on a fixed term contract basis for a period of 18 months due to this being an apprenticeship/training programme. The fixed term contract status of the post holder will be reviewed in accordance with the Trust's legal obligations regarding fixed term contracts.

A learner/applicant must be a UK, EEA, or EU resident for at least the past three years to undertake an apprenticeship training programme.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please view the attached Job Description and Person Specification documents for full details regarding this post.

When completing your application please ensure that you clearly demonstrate how you meet the role criteria.

Person Specification

Education and Qualifications


  • GCSE English and Maths 4/C or Functional Skills Level 2 or above or equivalent
  • Commitment to successfully complete the Level 4 Mammography Associate apprenticeship


  • Three additional GCSEs at grade 4/C or above or equivalent.
  • Evidence of continuing CPD



  • Previous experience working in a healthcare setting.
  • You must have been a UK, EEA, or EU resident for at least the past three years to undertake this training programme.


  • Previous experience working in a clinical setting.
  • Clinical experience of working within a Radiology department.
  • Experience working in large NHS teaching hospital.

Skills and Knowledge


  • Commitment to undertake all training requirements of the post including travel/stay away from home to attend training centre if required.
  • A commitment to expand and develop core knowledge using evidence-based practice.
  • Ability to use computer software packages and keyboard skills.


  • Any associated training related to healthcare e.g. Prepare to Care/Clinical Support Worker training.

Personal Qualities


  • Excellent and effective communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work as a team member.
  • Work on own initiative, knowing when to seek support/advice.
  • Caring and compassionate, honest and conscientious and committed to delivering a high-quality experience to individuals attending for mammography.
  • Flexible attitude to working practices.
  • A willingness to accept and promote service change to meet the demands of health service delivery.


  • Knowledge and understanding of the NHS breast screening programme.
  • Ability to deal with difficult situations. An interest in career development

Employer details

Employer name

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Hallamshire Hopsital

Glossop Road


S10 2JF

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