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Therapies Clinical Apprentice

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Therapies Clinical Apprentice
Apprentice Pay
13 months (Fixed Term - 13 months)
Part time: 35 hours per week (35 Hours per week)
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Royal Stoke
Royal Stoke
£6.15 - £8.21 per hr dependent on age
Salary period
25/01/2021 23:59

If there is a high volume of applications the advert may be closed early. Please apply without delay if you wish to be considered for this role. (This does not apply to any medical staffing posts)

Important Information: University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust does not pay travel expenses for candidates attending interviews.


Job overview

We are looking for individuals to undertake an apprenticeship as a Technical Instructor within the Medical & Surgical Therapy Team at Royal Stoke and County Hospitals. The post offers the opportunity to work in an exciting University Hospital. The post holder will be part of one of two clinically based teams that make up the Therapies Directorate.

Main duties of the job

This is a rotational post between the hospital sites. The individual will be involved in patient rehabilitation, supporting the qualified Occupational Therapist and Physiotherapists. The post will include various rotations. The successful candidate should have awareness of working within a healthcare environment and/or therapy interventions. The post holder will also be expected to complete competencies in both Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy.

Therapy Services work within a 7 day shift system therefore there is a requirement to work weekends and bank holidays.

Supervision will be provided by the Band 5/6/7 Occupational Therapist/Physiotherapist and personal development is supported through appraisal and internal and external training.



Working for our organisation

The UHNM NHS Trust covers Royal Stoke Hospital in Stoke on Trent and County Hospital in Stafford. Royal Stoke a large acute teaching hospital, with a Turnover of £360 million. Located in Stoke on Trent and Stafford, UHNM is close to the M6, within commuting distance of culturally diverse major conurbations, such as Manchester and Birmingham and surrounded by rural pleasures, including the Peak District National Park.

Each year Royal Stoke cares for over 600,000 people providing emergency treatment, planned operations and medical care. It is a leading teaching hospital in partnership with Keele University and has a patient-centred clinical research facility providing state-of-the-art facilities.


Detailed job description and main responsibilities

For a full description please see the attached JD and PS or contact Jane Teasdale on 01782 675341 or via email 

Person specification

Qualifications or Equivalent

Essential criteria
  • GCSE English or evidence of good literacy
  • GCSE Maths or evidence of good numeracy
Desirable criteria
  • Qualification within Health/Social or sports environment
  • A Level/NVQ Qualification


Essential criteria
  • Good communication skills
Desirable criteria
  • NHS experience
  • Acute Hospital experience

Skills & Knowledge

Essential criteria
  • Ability to actively listen
  • Ability to prioritise
Desirable criteria
  • Experience in a role where they can apply this knowledge

Personal Qualities

Essential criteria
  • Ability to be flexible
  • Excellent attendance record/reliable
  • Smart appearance
  • Reliable and trustworthy
Positive about disabled peopleAge positiveArmed Forces Covenant Gold Award

Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Jane Teasdale
Job title
Medical & Surgical Therapy Manager
Email address
Telephone number
01782 675341