Podiatry Apprentice


Podiatry Apprentice

We have an exciting opportunity for a full-time podiatry apprentice to join our innovative and supportive podiatry team in September 2024. This is a developmental role, in which the post holder will work towards the successful completion of a BSc (Hons) degree in podiatry – it will be a four-year programme directly related to the Apprenticeship standard, combining work-based learning with mandatory off-the job study.

What is the role?

  • You will work towards becoming a qualified podiatrist, who will specialise in the lower limb (feet, ankles, and legs).
  • You will provide high quality clinical care to patients of all ages, and will provide preventative advice, care, assessment, and treatment of a range of problems.
  • You will combine academic and work-based learning, and will form close working relationship with your colleagues and education providers.

You’ll join our Podiatry service, which is delivered by Suffolk GP Federation. We are a not-for-profit, community interest company and our main purpose is to support Primary Care across Suffolk, including support with working collaboratively and at scale. We also deliver a portfolio of NHS services across Suffolk and North East Essex, including Podiatry, Ultrasound, Diabetes, as well as Urgent Care Services including the Out of Hours face-to-face Service in Suffolk.

Is it for me?

We will work alongside the successful candidate to ensure they are sufficiently inducted and trained; there will be regular constructive supervision in place. It is important to us that you feel safe and supported in the role.

  • The successful applicant will hold a grade A-C in GCSE English and Maths (or equivalent)
  • You will need a high level of commitment to manage both degree level study and a commitment to the employer/patient care.
  • You will require 120 UCAS points, which will include the following:

-3 A Levels (minimum BBB) including biology and chemistry.

-Access to HE diploma with 60 credits overall and 45 level 3 credits

-Evidence of recent academic achievement

-UK right of abode (for university admission)

Contract type:

This will be a full-time role, combining your work and learning in a 37.5-hour week. The apprenticeship will be 4 years in length, and this contract will be a fixed term role for the duration of the apprenticeship. Interviews for this position will be held late May.

What we can offer you:

  • A strong ethos of flexible working, to help us maintain (or reclaim) that work/life balance.
  • Innovative teams who strive in forward thinking, with a voice that is heard.
  • A visible and supportive management team, with operational support that ‘get it’
  • Excellent IT teams & support giving us first class equipment and ‘no wait’ responses
  • A commitment to personal development, training, and leadership opportunities, with service-managed training budgets
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Death in service cover
  • Competitive salaries with annual benchmarking
  • 27 days holiday (plus bank holidays) on starting, rising to 29 days (plus bank holidays) after 5 years’ service
  • Blue light card employer – Access to the discount service with thousands of discounts online and on the high street.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

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 (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Interested? Have questions? Just wondering? Please get in touch with Rachel Richardson – Podiatry Clinical Lead on rachel.richardson11@nhs.net

Closing date: 10th May 2024

Apply here

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