Are you interested in employing an apprentice?

Qualified, quality engineers are becoming increasingly difficult to source, why not ‘Grow Your Own’?

Large organisations such as Ford, Rolls Royce, and The Royal Airforce have been delivering Apprenticeship programmes for many years to develop and nurture talent as part of a succession planning strategy whilst building expertise.

Talented engineers are vital to the future success of medical and clinical engineering, so if you’re thinking about recruiting a Medical Engineer, there is no better way to get started than with an Apprenticeship. Avensys are working in partnership with Dudley College of Technology in the delivery of Medical Engineering Apprenticeships, with funding drawn down directly from the Apprenticeship Levy, on behalf of our customers.

What is the Apprenticeship Levy?

The government has committed to significantly increasing the spending on apprenticeships in England by 2019-2020 and launched The Apprenticeship Levy in May 2017.

Employers with an annual pay bill of more than £3 million must pay 0.5% of their pay bill to fund new apprenticeships. Employers with annual pay bills under £3 million are required to make a 10% contribution of the apprenticeship cost, which is agreed with the training provider.

When you enrol your employees on an Apprenticeship with Avensys, they will also be benefiting from the academic and teaching experience of our Apprenticeship Partner, Dudley College of Technology. This partnership means Apprentices get the best of both worlds; tuition from Avensys’ medical experts combined with the experience of Dudley College of Technology in delivering Apprenticeship courses. Click here to read about the Black Country and the Marches Institute of Technology, due to complete in 2021, where apprentices will further benefit from this strategic partnership as they have access to a brand new world-class training facility.

Did you know that employers receive a £3,000 payment for employing an apprentice?

From April 2021, the incentive for employing apprentices will rise to £3,000 per apprentice hired. A further £1,000 payment will be paid to employers who take on apprentices aged 16 to 18 or under 25’s with an Education, Health and Care Plan, taking the total amount received to £4,000. 

More information

Level 2 Healthcare Science Apprenticeship

Apprentices working in a Clinical Engineering department will learn foundation techniques to carry out low-risk, routine, technical and scientific procedures. The Level 2 Healthcare Science Apprenticeship will last a minimum of 12 months and will provide an excellent insight into aspects of healthcare science.

The Level 2 Healthcare Science Apprenticeship is the perfect start to a career in Clinical Engineering.

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Level 4 Healthcare Science Apprenticeship

 Apprentices working in a Clinical Engineering department will learn fundamental techniques to service, maintain, fault find and calibrate medical equipment.  The Apprentice Associate will also develop technical report writing skills in the management of technical data.  The Level 4 Healthcare Science Apprenticeship will last a minimum of 24 months and will provide an overarching insight into Clinical Engineering.

The Apprenticeship provides opportunities for those already working within the Clinical Engineering (or Medical Engineering) sector to gain formal qualifications for roles they currently hold, enhancing existing skills and knowledge in Healthcare Science and developing new technical and professional skills.  

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